Are we fuck-up’s?
That is the question that John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph’s characters ask themselves in the film, Away We Go, as they realize that they are expecting their first child, are in their mid-30′s, not married & still searching for a place to call home. I couldn’t be happier that my friend Roxy and I were able to catch this limited release flick after missing out on the advanced screening of 500 Days of Summer Tuesday night. I completely adored this endearing movie in so many ways.
The movie revolves around the couple as they try to find “the right place” to raise their child and begin this new chapter in their lives. They visit several friends and family members along the way and learn valuable lessons about themselves as a couple, how they want to raise their children and sometimes how unfair life can be. All the characters were amazing and so very real (even Maggie Gyllenhaal’s crazy hippie persona). And I especially liked how (for once) Hollywood portrayed a couple that was truly in love and ready to battle whatever life sent their way as long as they were together (wedding ring or not).
I was really able to relate and I think other couples will too. It is both a hysterically funny and thought-provoking movie. I can’t recommend it enough. I laughed & cried until tears rolled down my face. I definitely suggest making this one a date movie as you will want to snuggle into your significant other several times throughout and it will surely give way to a lot of lovey-dovey conversations afterwards.
I will leave you with perhaps the best line from a movie I have heard in some time:
“I promise to love you even if I can’t find your vagina.”
Check out showtimes & the official trailer.