Away We Go is kind of an arthouse chick flick.  It’s all about parenting and its a theme that kind of gets beaten over you head in a very slow, drumming pace.  Maybe it’s just because my attention span has been destroyed by movies like The Transformers, but I really wanted to fast forward through some of the movie just to get it going.  It felt a little empty and it’s full of shots of the main two characters walking, standing and looking.

Burt and Vernoa (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolf) are a couple expecting their first child.  They moved near Burt’s parents, but when the parents abruptly move to Belgium they decide they have to go on a very slowly paced road trip to decide where they would like to raise their kid.  They meet the bad parents, the uber hippie parents (the incredibly annoying hippie mom is played by Maggie Gyllenhaal), the good parents, the crumbling family and finally it all ties in to the most obvious choice which is foreshadowed about 20 minutes into the film.

It’s not an awful movie.  But it’s not really funny enough to be a comedy and not really dramatic enough to be a drama.  This is defintely a movie for a lazy, slow Sunday.  If you’re even half awake, you’ll probably find yourself squirming in your chair unless you’re looking for something light and slow paced to watch.  John Kasinski plays a variation of Jim from the Office, but Maya Rudolf gives a pretty good performance.  I don’t know.  It feels more like a play to me.

I give this movie 4 out of 10 keggers.  If you’re looking to escape the noise of the summer blockbusters, maybe this is for you.