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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review of film: “AWAY WE GO” -- There’s a Function in dealing with the DYS-function-al!

Review of film:  AWAY WE GO--  There’s a Function in dealing with the DYS-function-al!  =

                         Rating: 8 of 10 stars  (based on an advance screening) 

Life has become increasingly difficult for dorky insurance-seller Burt (JOHN KRASINSKI) when his live-in girlfriend Verona (MAYA RUDOLPH) becomes pregnant & they can’t afford a decent apartment...

 They start to seek out comforting surroundings where they could temporarily live to raise a kid--  but PROBLEMS keep arising when they go away to visit relatives & friends around the U.S. & Canada who they think might be supportive and a good influence...

...  People & places are not as they ‘remember’ them or the way they hoped they’d be…

 What they expect often turns inside out as they start to see the quirky, kooky & periodically confused & difficult lives of folks they thought they could rely on (including people played by a supporting cast including JEFF DANIELS, CATHERINE O’HARA, MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL, ALLISON JANNEY, JIM GAFFIGAN, PAUL SCHNEIDER & others)…

 This is one of those rare CLEVER, WELL-WRITTEN films--  so ‘true’ & good (especially in reminding me of certain types of people I myself have known), it makes the story and very well-acted characters BELIEVABLE in their humorous dysfunctionality & attempts to get on with their lives.

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