The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
Movie Review of: "Away We Go"
I saw “Away we go”. It is about Burt Farlander (John Krasinski, ”The Office”) and Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph, (“SNL “ 2000-2007 ) a couple that just found they are having a baby in the most funny and unusual away, I have ever seen in a movie. Something happen to Burt and Verona to make them find a new place to live, they then go to a bunch of different places to find a new home. The first place they go to is Arizona. To see some old friends Lily (Allison Janney; “The West Wing”) and Lowell (Jim Gaffigan; “The Flight of the Conchords”) and they also go to see Verona’s sister Grace De Tessant (Carmen Ejogo; “Metro”). The second place they go to is Wisconsin for a job interview for Burt. They also go and see a friend of the family and x-girlfriend of Burt, LN (Maggie Gyllenhaal; “Dark Knight”) and Roderick (Josh Hamilton, “Outsourced”). The third place they go to is Montreal to go and see college friend’s of Verona, Tom Garnette (Chris Messina, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) and Munch Garnette (Melanie Lynskey; “ Two and Half Man”). The fourth place they go to is Miami to see Burt’s brother. In Burt and Verona travels, they see the dysfunctional family, the spiritual/ stuck up family and the loving adapted family.
“Away we go” pulls you in by how real the relationship feel between Burt Farlander (John Krasinski, ”The Office”) and Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph, “SNL “ 2000-2007 ) and how real the three different kinds of families feel like. It also shows how it affects the relationship of the wife and husband when they are having or have kids. It also talks a little bit about something that not many movies or TV shows talk about which is, trying to have kids when you get past the age of twenty and the effects it has on the relationship of the wife and husband. “Away we go” really show this when they go and see college friend’s of Verona, Tom Garnette (Chris Messina, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) and Munch Garnette (Melanie Lynskey; “ Two and Half Man”). “Away we go” gives a pro/con on the three different parenting styles they show, but they do without telling you which parenting style is the best one. The only time “Away we go” comes close to telling which, is the best parenting styles is the last line said by Maya Rudolph, (“SNL “2000-2007 ).
The acting saw awesome in “Away we go”. That start with John Krasinski (”The Office”) Does a hell of a job playing a husband every wife would want to have. When watching John Krasinski, (”The Office”) do the role of Burt Farlander he is the part. You do not see him playing Jim from the office in this movie. Maya Rudolph, (“SNL “ 2000-2007 ) the emotions she showed in this movie was awesome. She plays part that has many different layers and she pulls it off in a brake out way. In addition, the chemistry between John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph is tremendous. You do not doubt that they are a couple that loves each other deeply. There no weak links in the acting. Every person in “Away we go” brought his or her A-game. Allison Janney (“The West Wing”) is showing something all of us West Wing fan already know. That she can play any part and make it look easy. It is a shame she only gets bit parts in independent films (“American Beauty*”, “Juno*” and “Away we go”). (*Side note two out of three of these movies has been nominated for Best picture *) I guess Allison Janney really know how to pick a film project huh? I would love to see Allison Janney get a lead role in an independent or major studio film. She one of the most underrated actresses right now in film. Jim Gaffigan (“The Flight of the Conchords”) really showed me something. He was more funny in this movie, then he has ever has been in any of his stand up acts. Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Dark Knight”) gave another awesome acting job. Ever movie I have seen her in, she has done an awesome job. Yes, that does include “Secretary”. Even the up comers Chris Messina (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) and Melanie Lynskey (“Two and Half Man”) really showed up for this movie.
The dialog in “Away we go” was great, because it sounded like it was real life dialog. It sounded like what two people talk about when they are about to have a baby. The way they slipped in and out of the funny and serious dialog was so smooth. The story was so simple, but still had many different layers of meaning in them. The story was great. The secondary story line with #(Spoiler alert) Verona De Tessant not wanting to get wedded no matter what # was a great twist. The reason why she does not want to get married is something that really makes sense and is really, special. With the story being about having a baby, it still show how much Burt Farlander (John Krasinski, ”The Office”) and Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph, “SNL “ 2000-2007 ) love each in the movie. The story does have a sentimental feel, but it is not an afterschool sentimental feel.
“Away we go” is the best Independent movie of this year, so far, but I am a slappy for independent film so take what you want out of that. As someone once said to me about a movie, “It just spoke to me. I do not know how it spoke to me it just spoke to me.” Which is what I would say about “Away we go”, but I know how it spoke to me. It spoke to me that there is no right way and place to raise a kid. The other main thing is you do not have to love babies to see this movie or have gone through having a kid to understand “Away we go”. Just look at how I feel about this movie and we all know I will never have a kid.
Sam Mandes is just not an awesome Director; he is one of the luckiest men, because he married to Kate Winslet (One of the few women I would shave my bread and cut my hair for.) Why do I think Sam Mandes is an awesome Director well just look at his body of work, American Beauty (Won Oscar), Road to Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road. “Away we go” is the most upbeat movie he has ever made. He was able to bring out the best acting job of John Krasinski (”The Office”) and Maya Rudolph (“SNL “ 2000-2007) young career. In addition, he had the guts to go with them two has Burt Farlander and Verona De Tessant. The one thing about a Sam Mandes’s movie is they all look and feel different. If you saw three of his movie in a row and you would not know, he made them, which is not something many Directors can say. “Away we go” has a folksy feel to it. It has the similar feel that Juno had.
I give “Away we go” five big boobs out of five big boobs.