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'Away We Go': Turbulence and Travelnew

The dialogue is prone to the same sort of meandering "look at me" monologues that pepper Dave Eggers' books. The monologues work here, mostly because of the excellent cast and because they are voiced by different characters, but they occasionally threaten to beat you over the head with "no-duh" messages about love and family.
Boise Weekly  |  Jeremiah Wierenga  |  07-02-2009  |  Reviews

'Away We Go' Is Chicken Soup for the Hipster Soulnew

Away We Go is an unequivocal triumph for Sam Mendes, above all else because the honest moment he uncovers amidst this series of vignettes packs a wallop.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  06-25-2009  |  Reviews

A Perfectly Charming Rom-Com Couplenew

Away We Go is no masterpiece, and it aims far lower than it thinks it does, but for all that, it's passably decent.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  06-25-2009  |  Reviews

'Away We Go': A Journey Through Life With Baggagenew

See it for the many lovely performances, although the film's vision of Gen-Y nesting is liable to leave you up a tree.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  06-19-2009  |  Reviews

'Away We Go' Takes the Long Way Homenew

A smart, warm date night at the movies, but not exactly a heartbreaking work of staggering genius.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  06-18-2009  |  Reviews

Natural Performances Save Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida and Sam Mendes from Themselvesnew

Its opening scene, a deadpan discussion of "vaginal flavors" during oral sex, threatens 90 minutes of the sort of self-satisfied wise-assery that too often intrudes on Dave Eggers' fiction. But Away We Go soon settles into a less strident pace, driven less by its authors' whims than by the casual airs of its leads.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  06-16-2009  |  Reviews

Sam Mendes Finally Makes a Comedy, But It Just Doesn't Feel Rightnew

What Away We Go gets right is the certainty that when you're about to have a child, there's no one who can really convey what you're in for. The problem is that the film's message—everyone works it out as they go along—is told in such ham-handed fashion.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  06-10-2009  |  Reviews

'Away We Go' Is an Unaffecting Work of Staggering Vacuitynew

Not surprisingly, in Dave Eggers' first original screenplay, Away We Go, the characters never shut up.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  06-05-2009  |  Reviews

Little Big Man: 'Notorious'new

Biggie Smalls' large life is reduced to a by-the-numbers biopic in Notorious.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur and Laura Leon  |  02-03-2009  |  Reviews

'Revolutionary Road' is a Titanic Successnew

DiCaprio and Winslet reunite in a fantastic film about a marriage violently falling apart.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  01-15-2009  |  Reviews

Sam Mendes Takes Aim at the Suburbs Again and Gratingly Misses the Marknew

Screenwriter Justin Haythe and director Sam Mendes are so intent on hammering home the bleak message of Richard Yates' source novel about an unhappy couple caught in the conformist suburbs that they make even Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet blank, bland, and blobby.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Geoffrey Himes  |  01-13-2009  |  Reviews

'Revolutionary Road' Needs Some Cheese for its Whinenew

Seldom has such an intelligent, impeccably mounted film seemed so far removed from the contemporary cultural mood as Revolutionary Road.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-09-2009  |  Reviews

'Revolutionary Road' is an Uneasy Reunion for Winslet and DiCaprionew

Onscreen, the familiarity of their coupling only highlights Revolutionary Road's bleakness: Even if the boat hadn't gone down in Titanic, the film tells us, these lovebirds were still doomed.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  01-08-2009  |  Reviews

War Is Murdernew

Jarhead has a lot going for it, including realistic soldiers and Jake Gyllenhaal's bod.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  11-11-2005  |  Reviews

Apocalypse Whatevernew

Jarhead, the Waiting for Godot of war movies, gets lost in the desert.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  11-07-2005  |  Reviews

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