Away We Go (2009) Poster



Beckett: Babies like to breathe, and they're good at hiding it. I put a pillow over a baby. I thought she wasn't breathing, but she was. She was sneaky, but I'll try again.

Verona De Tessant: Burt, are we fuck-ups?

Burt Farlander: No! What do you mean?

Verona De Tessant: I mean, we're 34...

Burt Farlander: I'm 33.

Verona De Tessant: ...and we don't even have this basic stuff figured out.

Burt Farlander: Basic, like how?

Verona De Tessant: Basic, like how to live.

Burt Farlander: We're not fuck-ups.

Verona De Tessant: We have a cardboard window.

Burt Farlander: [Looks at window] We're not fuck-ups.

Verona De Tessant: [Whispers] I think we might be fuck-ups.

Burt Farlander: [Whispers back] We're not fuck-ups.

Verona De Tessant: You told her I have a tilted uterus?

Burt Farlander: I don't know. Maybe it was my mom. Is your tilted uterus a secret?

Verona De Tessant: Yes, my tilted uterus is a fucking secret.

Burt Farlander: Oh, really, you fucking bitch? Your tilted uterus is a motherfucking secret? Well, fuck you!

LN: [to Roderick] They bought us a stroller.

Burt Farlander: What's wrong with a stroller?

LN: I LOVE my babies. Why would I want to PUSH them away from me?

Tom Garnett: It's all those good things you have in you. The love, the wisdom, the generosity, the selflessness, the patience. The patience! At 3 A.M. when everyone's awake because Ibrahim is sick and he can't find the bathroom and he's just puked all over Katki's bed. When you blink, when you blink! And it's 5:30 and it's time to get up again and you know you're going to be tired all day, all week, all your fucking life. And you're thinking what happened to Greece? What happened to swimming naked off the coast of Greece? And you have to be willing to make the family out of whatever you have.

Tom Garnett: She had another miscarriage.

Burt Farlander: What? When?

Tom Garnett: Thursday.

Burt Farlander: This Thursday?

Tom Garnett: Yeah. This is her fifth. I know she loves all those kids like, like they were her own blood. But, I wonder if we've been selfish. People like us we wait till our thirties and then we're surprised when the babies aren't so easy to make anymore and then every day another million fourteen year olds get pregnant without trying. It's a terrible feeling, this helpless, man. You just watch these babies grow and then fade. You don't know if you're supposed to name them, or bury them, or... I'm sorry.

Burt Farlander: Do you promise to let our daughter be fat or skinny or any weight at all? Because we want her to be happy, no matter what. Being obsessed with weight is just too cliché for our daughter.

Verona De Tessant: Yes, I do. Do you promise, when she talks, you'll listen? Like, really listen, especially when she's scared? And that her fights will be your fights?

Burt Farlander: I do. And do you promise that if I die some embarrassing and boring death that you're gonna tell our daughter that her father was killed by Russian soldiers in this intense hand-to-hand combat in an attempt to save the lives of 850 Chechnyan orphans?

Verona De Tessant: I do. Chechnyan orphans. I do. I do.

Burt Farlander: Did you think that was fun? Because trust me you won't have that much fun until you discover oral pleasure.

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Verona De Tessant: Hey, so the movie ends when the Von Tramps go to sleep?

Tom Garnett: Yeah, we sort of skip it.

Verona De Tessant: You skip the Nazis?

Tom Garnett: We kind of figured 'What's the point?' you know?

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