Saturday night we watched Away We Go, mostly because I have a crush on John Krasinski and I have a soft spot in my heart for dark romantic comedies.
The Basics: This couple who are months away from having their first baby they start to ponder their lives wondering if they are “fuckups” so they decide to leave everything behind to find where “home” really is. They go to places like Arizona, Miami and Montreal to visit friends and family that might be the missing piece they need to get everything right.
The Good: I thought that John Krasinksi and Maya Rudolph had nice chemistry, nothing over the top, just natural, like a real couple. Krasinski was so goofy and sweet, I just ended up loving him more. I adored Rudolph and would love to see her in more. I loved that her character wasn’t a conventional pregnant woman. She had no expectations for her family, she even refused to marry the father of her baby. Other characters played by Maggie Gyllenhaal and Allison Janney were unforgettable and just hysterical. Gyllenhaal made me want to strangle her but laugh at her as well. When Janney’s character was going on and on about her sagging boobs I nearly lost it.
The Bad: Nothing bad for me, it all moved smoothly with a nice pace. I will say that my husband found it a little too sweet and maybe the end was a little too perfect but it worked, for me at least.