Friday, May 22, 2009

away we go

Away We Go, from director Sam Mendes, is a bit of a departure for the filmmaker of American Beauty, Jarhead, and Revolutionary Road. It's a comedy-drama-road movie about a young unmarried couple expecting their first child and trying to figure out where to move to start their family.

My review in a nutshell:
Though burdened with an arch, overly clever temperament, the film remains resonant thanks to understated performances from stars John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.
Rudolph especially is a revelation here -- she's a wonderfully naturalistic performer better known as a comedic actress from her years at Saturday Night Live.

The rest of the review is here.