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Release Date: June 5th, 2009

DVD Release Date: September 29th, 2009

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
As they await the birth of their baby, a couple (John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph) travel across America in search of the perfect place to raise their family. During their journey, they share assorted misadventures and reconnect with old friends and relatives. The experiences and people they encounter help them define the word home on their own terms, possibly for the first time in their lives.

Cast: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Carmen Ejogo, Jim Gaffigan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton, Allison Janney

Director: Sam Mendes

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Big Beach, Edward Saxon

Distributors: Focus Features

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  • Like "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine," Away We Go is a small film, the kind of gem that's easy to crush with hype or overpraise. But, the fact is that few movies deal with feelings this profound with as much restraint as Mendes and his crew display here. show more

  • The unassuming performances by Krasinski and Rudolph help make this the first Mendes movie that feels lived-in rather than staged. show more

  • Though it's nice to see Mendes take a looser, not quite so studied approach to his filmmaking, some stops along the way -- like a detour to visit Burt's suddenly single brother (Paul Schneider) -- feel dramatically off-course. show more

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