Away We Go
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This funny and heartfelt film follows the journey of an expectant couple as they travel the U.S. in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"That every supporting character is depicted as insufferable or pitiable or both would be bad enough; what's worse is that the couple discover nothing about themselves that wasn't obvious from the opening."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"Rudolph lends depth and complexity to this otherwise facile story."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"While the rest of us have been sitting around contentedly with 3-D glasses on our faces, Sam Mendes has been quietly redefining the American family drama."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Delicado, inteligente e sensível como o casal principal, este talvez seja o mais coeso dos trabalhos de Mendes ao substituir seu cinismo e pessimismo habituais por uma visão doce e otimista da natureza humana."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Sam Mendes' Away We Go is two thirds of a good film. Many good laughs. A decent concept. No follow through."
‑ Giles Hardie, smh.com.au
"Terrific performances make this tender if slight little film worth the trip."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"You may very well enjoy Away We Go more than I did. But rest assured that you will never love this movie as much as it loves itself."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"Really deserved to have a bigger following."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Nails the melancholy state of being both unsure about living in this world and essentially hopeful about it."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"Mendes paints in broad strokes, but in this case he seems little more than an interpreter of his screenwriters' obsession with innocence."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"Away We Go makes a nice metaphor for a rootless, self-involved culture of parents trying to get it right and getting all the wrong advice as they do."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"This movie lives in a bubbleland of its main two characters' heads, who shamble along to and fro, never really engaging the planet or stepping outside themselves in any noteworthy way."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
""Away We Go" shared the similarly episodic flutter of familial comedy with "Flirting with Disaster," but evolved to something more than a screwball finish. Ultimately, home represents only all that we can control of the sadness that surrounds us."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Despite his reputation as a visually stylish director, Sam Mendes has taken a very low-key approach to Away We Go and by doing so has made his best film since American Beauty."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"An unconvincing premise is turned into a must-see heartwarming romantic comedy."
‑ Colin Fraser, FILMINK (Australia)
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