Away We Go
Away We Go (2009)

This funny and heartfelt film follows the journey of an expectant couple as they travel the U.S. in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 5, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Built on a set of quirks and charms that are as noticeable as they are interchangeable, Away We Go is a sweet but uneven road trip.

Ben Walters
Time Out

That every supporting character is depicted as insufferable or pitiable or both would be bad enough; what's worse is that the couple discover nothing about themselves that wasn't obvious from the opening.

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Rafer Guzman

Rudolph lends depth and complexity to this otherwise facile story.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Overall, the movie was touching, funny at times, and really conveyed an imperfect couple's search for the perfect parenthood.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Terrific performances make this tender if slight little film worth the trip.

Christopher Orr
The New Republic

You may very well enjoy Away We Go more than I did. But rest assured that you will never love this movie as much as it loves itself.

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

In this movie about finding a place to call home, the final destination is telegraphed almost immediately - and it's a postcard spot that looks as artificial as the conflict that got us there.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Away We Go makes a nice metaphor for a rootless, self-involved culture of parents trying to get it right and getting all the wrong advice as they do.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

By my count, two episodes succeed and half a dozen fall flat. Your mileage may vary.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

Away We Go is a thoughtful attempt to refine a meaning of marriage and family, to locate it, plant it and root it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
With terrific performances and a wonderful soundtrack, this sweet, sensitive and funny road movie proves to be both heartwarming and sharp as Mendes'… More
Daniel Perry
Not your usual slice-of-life fare, Away We Go is an honest, genuinely-felt and genuinely funny film about a moment in which the world opens up, and any decision… More
Nicki Marie
Was never going to be a movie for me - couple in their 30's (she looking way older), discover they are about to become parents and go on a road trip to… More
Alice Shen
Very darling. Some sweet-as-fuck moments like the fruit tree story and the stroller chase. I also really dig the awkward juxtaposition of sad and erotic in… More
Kase Vollebregt
Sam Mendes' 'Away We Go' is a new, refreshing step for the director that is very welcome. He and his actors create a perfect sense of pathos and… More
Ken Stachnik
Mendes proves he's capable of something other than high drama with this adorably "dramedy." Krasinski and Rudolph are both solid, but it's… More