Away We Go
After presenting one of cinema’s all time nasty couples with last year’s Revolutionary Road, director Sam Mendes brings us Burt and Verona (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph), candidates for one of the more likeable screen couples in many a movie year. Expecting their first child, Burt and Verona set out on a trip to pick the proper place to raise their baby, and their excursion takes them as far south as Tucson and as far north as Montreal. They meet up with friends and family who register varying degrees of eccentricity, and eventually settle on the perfect place. Krasinski and Rudolph are both funny and touching, while supporting players like Allison Janney and Maggie Gyllenhaal score big laughs. This is basically a fantasy because no couple with a cardboard window could afford the airfare for the trip these two take, but it’s best to just let go and travel along. Mendes and company make it worth your while.