Very sweet, sensitive film with two wonderful lead performances that have lots of chemistry together. Wasn't enthralled at the beginning, but the film gets better as it moves along culminating in an absolutely stunning end scene. It's honestly very different than I thought it would be, a lot more heartfelt. Sam Mendes should make more films like this instead of crap like Revolutionary Road.
Would never ever say that this is a Mendes movie! I hate all this undule characters they meet on their way. Also all the humor comes from this bizzarely over-the top situations and is pretty first hand. I missed more subtile hints on what a great and trusty relationship they have, cause like this it's just too concentrated with sugar dialogues and so I felt pushed to emphasize. A typical "one level" movie.
One of the worst films I've seen. Not so much because it is unengaging and lazily made, but because it presents itself thematically in the light of "importance" and "life insight" that it is so far from representing that it makes me sick. Sam Mendes has here made the appropriate anti-thesis to his great film "Revolutionary Road"; ideas about marriage and family life at its most gruesome are found in "Away We Go".
Had a tiring Baumbach feel.(Alexi Murdoch oughta pay royalties to Nick Drake: his songs are literally like Nick's)THE saddest pole dance ever + makes me think twice about ever wanting to have kids. A few things I did love: Maya Rudolph's gorgeous hair; her moving story about her dad and the duct taped-fruit on a fruitless orange tree (tsunami of childhood memories right there) and the way he's always there for her.
A nice film however there was so much more that could of been developed and some scenes went by too quickly to gain any real substance. Yes, granted it is a 'road' film but I just felt a little short changed overall.
i think most people were disappointed because they were expecting a comedy. it wasn't (like Punch-Drunk Love wasn't). it was a poignant film on the post-modern reality of marriage and family and that stuff that is supposed to hold it together. what was it...? oh, yeah - syrup.
I adored this movie. It didn't make the earth shudder with its greatness but it certainly affected me. I walked of the theater with a great big childish smile on my face. It made me feel good about love.