• Away We Go (2009)

Away We Go

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

Keywords: Death, Transformation, Quest, Love, 2000s, Amusing, Moving, Girlfriend, Friend, Sister, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Rudolph, a comic force on "SNL," can speak volumes with the tilt of an eyebrow. She and Krasinski, of "The Office," are absolutely extraordinary. Ditto the film, which sneaks up and floors you. show more

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    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

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