Away We Go

Rating = B

The critics are all over the map about this movie — some hate it, and some thinks it's pretty good. The problem may be that it's about a couple who nice people and we are so unused to seeing nice people in movies that we think it's unrealistic, bland to the point of being uninteresting, or that these people look down their noses at us lesser people with complicated lives. There is also a theatrical quality to the film that adds to the non-realism but works, I think, in telling the story. Although they make enough money to get along, the couple are stuck in their poor-student lives and with their image of being dependent on his parents or other relatives or friends. The movie is the story of them getting unstuck. It starts out being very funny and gets more melancholy as it goes along, leading to a potentially happy but quiet ending.