The Office's John Krasinski and Saturday Night Live's Maya Rudolph star as Burt and Verona in the funny and heartfelt Away We Go, directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. Burt and Verona's plan is to move next to Burt's parents to raise their soon-to-be born child. But when grandpa (Jeff Daniels) and grandma (Catherine O'Hara) get other ideas (like relocating to Belgium) the young couple hits the road in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might them help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time. It opens in theaters June 5th (limited).
And away we go, GreenCine and Focus Features are teaming up for a new contest where you can win a bagful of Away We Go goodies. Five (5) Winners will receive the official movie soundtrack, plus an Away We Go T-shirt and postcard!
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Horror auteur Ti West is back with another slow-burning throwback film sustaining the quality of his very successful previous effort, The House of the Devil. Slant writes, "The classic haunted-house story is probably the mustiest in the book, and West sets out to subvert it while also identifying how essential such conventions are to the form. His work has always been heavily referential, but it stands apart presently in the sense that those references are never handled ironically."