» Reviews: Away We Go

Nathan Schwartz

|    Thursday, May 27, 2010

  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Producer: Sharan Kapoor
  • Writer: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida
  • Starring: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Catherine O'Hara
  • Distributor: Focus Features
  • Running Time: 98 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance

As with Julie & Julia, Away We Go lacked any overarching drama. I mean, there were slivers of drama, but they were too small to constitute anything larger than a minor hiccup on the movie’s overall story. But, as with Julie & Julia, this movie was lovable and really quite enjoyable. The story about a couple trying to find the perfect place to live was quite simple, but it was funny, the eccentric ensemble cast was a treat, and John Krasinski flourishes really well in his role. It’s not going to win any awards, but it’s a nice fluff piece.

Verdict: Rent It

 

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