18.5.10

Film: Away We Go



I love watching The Office and it's ‘make you uncomfortable’ humor. I’ve also gone through periods of my life where I watched SNL. When I found out that John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph were in a movie together I ordered the movie in the same sitting. Away We Go is a really funny, chick-flick. No- but really funny. It is directed by Sam Mendes, who won an Academy Award as director for American Beauty. Mr. Mendes was also married to actress Kate Winslet, although they just announced their separation a couple of months ago.
The movie is about love, relationships and parenting. The dialogue is funny and the story and characters are well written and well developed. The screenplay is co-written by Vendela Vida and her husband Dave Eggers; who also did Where The Wild Things Are. I would add that there is some cinematography that is refreshing and artistic; and as far as needing to represent several locations, ranging from Phoenix to Montreal and Tucson to Miami, the staging is phenomenal.
Catherine O’Hara, who won my heart in 2000 in the film Best In Show and Maggie Gyllenhaal (who has never really won my heart) both have really memorable 'laugh out loud' funny scenes.

10 comments:

amy @ switz~art said...

thank you for this review! i had actually forgotten about this movie and wanted to see it! your positive take makes me want to watch it more! thanks again!

dotblogg said...

sounds great! I'll try to get and watch it :)The Office is pure pleasure to watch so it'll be interesting to see a movie with actors involved in that series;)I love your film reviews:)
hugs
Just

sherri said...

I love Catherine O'Hara so much. This movie came the other day, and is on my kitchen counter and I will be watching tonight!

Alisa said...

I loved this movie. I thought the dialogue was great and Maggie Gyllenhaal was fantastic. Really fun movie!

Adele said...

Thanks for the review! Movies are such a rare treat that it's nice to know we have one lined up that we will actually enjoy.

Luna said...

Sounds like a rare treat and right up my alley. I love your reviews - keep them coming ! :)
PS If you ever get the opportunity to see any of Chris Lilley's series "We can be Heroes" or "Summer Hieghts High" do so. Chris is an Australian comedian/satirist and his comedy is so sharp and painful it's to the bone! I think he's a genius. :)

Clair said...

From your excellent review and the above comments I am looking forward to an evening of laughs.
Have already placed my request at my local library AND they have it!
Thanks.

Pearl said...

YOu know, I remember seeing previews for this and thinking "I should see this -- it looks funny".

Now I have to see it!

Pearl

HipHome said...

Thanks for the review! We rarely watch movies anymore because...well because we have 3 small children. But also because it is so hard to find a good one. This looks like a great date night movie for the hubby and I :)

Obaitori Spiritual Mothering said...

I too loved this film. Totally loved Maya Rudolph & her character & Maggie totally rocked, as usual. Thanks kindly, Katie.

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