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.