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AWAY WE GO
USA: Focus Features
UK: E1 Films
Cast: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Schneider, Carmen Ejogo, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Hamilton, Melanie Lynskey
Director: Sam Mendes
Country: USA / UK
USA & UK: 98 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex references and two uses of very strong language
USA Release Date: 5 June 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 18 September 2009
UK DVD Release Date: 1 February 2009
Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY) from an original screenplay by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, this funny and heartfelt film follows the journey of an expectant couple (John Krasinski (THE OFFICE) and Maya Rudolph (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), as they travel the US in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family.
Now in their 30's Burt and Verona are stunned when Burt's parents Jerry and Gloria (Jeff Daniels and Catherine O'Hara) are moving away from Colorado. This abruptly removes the expectant couple's main reason for living there. So, where, and among whom of those closest to them, might Burt and Verona best put down roots to raise their impending bundle of joy?
After much discussion the couple come up with a plan to embark on an ambitious itinerary to visit friends and family, and to evaluate cities and then choose where to settle down... but is it going to be that straight forward!
The Making of Away We Go
Feature Commentary with Director Sam Mendes and Writers Dave Eggers and Vendel Vida
Green Filmmaking and Away We Go