Monday, June 29, 2009

Don't Miss 'Away We Go'

Away We Go starring John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph is one of the true cinematic delights of the summer.
This sweet, incisive, romantic film tells a funny, endearing story in intelligent, human-sized terms.
It's the kind of American movie that we see all too rarely: poignant, winning, spontaneous; a movie with three-dimensional characters that you really care about.
Away We Go is a modern day road movie about two lovers who are trying to make a life and find their way in a country and a culture that has lost its way. Their journey is telling and revealing without those huge doses of snooty cynicism and/or outright vulgarities that have come to characterize modern movie comedies.
Now, I don't want you to think this movie is sappy because it's anything but. In fact, it's laugh-out-loud funny. But through all the comedy, it retains an appealing tenderness.
Directed by Sam Mendes, the movie features Jeff Daniels and Maggie Gillenhaal in key supporting roles. I won't tell you too much more about the Away We Go except to say that you owe it to yourself to see this film.
You'll not only have a fun time at the movies but you'll also lend your support to a very worthy independent flick that may inspire similar productions.

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