Away We Go Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Jim Gaffigan

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Burt and Verona are typical thirty year olds: they aren't stable in their finances, they struggle to figure out exactly what they want to do with their lives, and they don't know precisely to behave like "adults." However, when Verona tells Burt that she is pregnant, they start to try to figure out how they can manage as parents. With three months until Verona gives birth, Burt's parents announce that they're moving to Belgium for a while on a whim. This infuriates Burt at first, but it leads them to realize that they have no need to stay pinned down to their current home. They can move wherever they want, wherever they feel will be best for their new child. They travel to Arizona first, where they have some friends and family. They visit Verona's friends Lily and Lowell, who have kids, which would be nice for play dates and what not, but Burt is put off by how short-tempered Lily and Lowell are with one another around their children, so they go across the state to visit Verona's sister. They decide not to move there, but Verona gets a chance to bond with her only family left and gets to see Burt interact with her. Other stops include Wisconsin, where they are frightened by Burt's cousin and her condescending ultra-liberal hippie lifestyle, and Montreal, where they have friends, Tom and Munch, that they love. They decide to move to Montreal, but when Tom tells Burt that things aren't going well because Munch is unable to have children, they change their mind. When Burt receives a call from his brother to fly to see him right away, they go and find out his wife has left him. This leave Burt's brother crushed at the prospects of raising their child in a home of divorce. This shakes Burt up, and he and Verona are forced to be honest about their fears and hopes about their kid and his or her potential upbringing.
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Best part of story, including ending: This is a lovely and tender romcom, far more layered and subtle than most of the genre. Krasinski and Rudolph are a hilarious main couple, with terrific chemistry.

Best scene in story: When Burt and Verona are visiting the hippie cousin, the cousin refuses to let her child be restrained by a stroller. Burt eventually puts the child in a stroller and races the child around, to his cousin's dismay.

Opinion about the main character: Burt is a tender, smart, and interesting guy. He would obviously be a great father, but his concerns match our own when we face similar life and relationship problems.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

Script Analysis of Away We Go

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   abortion/pregnancy! Comedy or Parody about    -   pregnancy/baby How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest    -   Southwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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