(2009)

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Metascore

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100
Like "Juno" or "Little Miss Sunshine," Away We Go is a small film, the kind of gem that's easy to crush with hype or overpraise. But, the fact is that few movies deal with feelings this profound with as much restraint as Mendes and his crew display here.
88
Burt and Verona are two characters rarely seen in the movies: thirtysomething, educated, healthy, self-employed, gentle, thoughtful, whimsical, not neurotic and really truly in love.
88
Rudolph, a comic force on "SNL," can speak volumes with the tilt of an eyebrow. She and Krasinski, of "The Office," are absolutely extraordinary. Ditto the film, which sneaks up and floors you.
88
A movie with memorable and engaging performances.
75
The unassuming performances by Krasinski and Rudolph help make this the first Mendes movie that feels lived-in rather than staged.
75
Miami Herald
Some episodes are funnier than others, but they're all underscored by a pervasive melancholy.
75
Away We Go is not as dramatically wrenching as "Revolutionary Road," but it's unquestionably more enjoyable.
67
A gilded entry in the cinema du quirk. It's a movie that invites you, all too often, to feel superior to the people on screen.
50
One can almost feel the movie Away We Go might have been, if only we could believe that Verona loves Burt - or understand why Burt loves Verona.
50
If we learn anything from Away We Go, it's that a lack of ambition might not be such a bad thing after all.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Though it's nice to see Mendes take a looser, not quite so studied approach to his filmmaking, some stops along the way -- like a detour to visit Burt's suddenly single brother (Paul Schneider) -- feel dramatically off-course.

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