AWAY WE GO (2009)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Away We Go is about a couple trying to find a perfect home for their unborn child. They travel around the States to visit their friends and relatives and also learn parenting tips from them. What they didn’t expect is that they don’t see a “healthy” example of parenting they wish to emulate and eventually, they settle down at a place where they should have long thought of, but wouldn’t have if they didn’t travel all over.

The funniest and most absurd person they would meet was Burt’s (John Krasinski) childhood friend, “LN” (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who has very extreme views about parenting. She doesn’t believe in strollers because she does not believe in pushing her babies away. I guess she doesn’t believe in vowels too cos her name was originally “Ellen”. At the end, the couple might seem a little smug because everyone else is just “weird” but you see how they assure and re-assure each other and they know nothing else matters.

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