Away We Go

images (1)We had no idea what to expect from this movie, but I have to say it was a lovely surprise. Coming from the always reliable director Sam Mendes comes this wonderfully quirky road movie, the story revolves around a wonderful couple called Burt and Violet, who have just discovered by hilarious means that they are to have a baby.  What ensues is the journey they make to try and find their home, the ideal place in which to bring up their daughter. They hadn’t planned on moving from their freezing cold trailer, but with the announcement from Burt’s parents that they are off to Antwerp their plans change.
We then follow them on their journey across America as they visit friends and family trying to find who they want to be surrounded by. As the film progresses they come to realise that the only one you want to share your child with is really simple, the one you want to share your life with.. and the rest are just periphery.
I laughed out loud at this movie but it also featured sorrow, I wanted to hang out with them and share their travels. it has a great cast, C J from our fav’ the West Wing had a role!  Along with Jeff Daniels and Maggie Gylnhaul, who played a rather batty hippy.
Great soundtrack too!

Away We Go [DVD] [2009]

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