By Julie Mendoza, Courier Staff Writer
Young, reckless, and uncertain — we don’t have anything figured out. We hope that with age that will change. When we’re forced into the “real world” unprepared, we expect valuable knowledge to suddenly appear, and guide us in the right directions. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
Away We Go is a movie based on the story of an unconventional couple who recently discover they’re having a baby, but fear being incompetent parents. The purpose of the film is for them to decide where to raise their baby. “Where can we go where our baby girl can experience nature? Because being materialistic is too cliché for our daughter.”
This humorous film expresses the journey of an unlikely couple and their unique perspective on the people in their life. They prove that even grown adults, in their prime, don’t have everything figured out. They discover that all lifestyles consist of risk, it’s a matter of finding the one that suites you. The morals dealt with are about not conforming, finding your place, and accepting certain truths, even when you don’t agree with them.
Burt and Verona will make you jealous of their on-screen chemistry. Their performance provides drama, comedy, and romance in an idiosyncratic manner. The movie delivers laughs, tear-jerking dialogue, and the most uncommon characters. The cast includes Maya Rudolph (from SNL), John Krasinski (from The Office), Maggie Gyllenhaal, Carmen Ejogo, and Jeff Daniels. The soundtrack consists of Alexi Murdoch and his song "Orange Sky." I guarantee this is a movie you will enjoy.
Verona De Tessant: Burt, are we screw-ups?
Burt Farlander: No! What do you mean?
Verona De Tessant: I mean, we're 34...
Burt Farlander: I'm 33.
Verona De Tessant: ...and we don't even have this basic stuff figured out.