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Away We Go

USA, 2009 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) brings us this hilarious and heartfelt story of a young couple embarking on the most exciting, frightening, strange, and wonderful journey imaginable: starting a family and settling down.

When Burt and Verona discover that they are going to have a baby, panic sets in. They hate the small town where they live, and now that Burt's parents are moving away, they will have no support system in place to help them there. So they hit the road in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family. Along the way, they visit an assortment of relatives and old friends. Some are hysterical oddballs, some are heartbreaking inspirations, but all of them help lead Burt and Verona to the most unexpected of destinations where they finally discover that the only thing they need to build their home is each other.

D Sam Mendes P Sam Mendes, Peter Saraf, Edward Saxon, Marc Turtletaub Dist Universal L English TD 35mm/2009

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