Sunday, July 12, 2009

Away We Go

It was the premise, the idea of suddenly discovering you could live anywhere, that caught my attention. I imagine it's equal parts liberating and terrifying to find yourself suddenly free of geographic ties. After Burt's parents announce that they're leaving the country, one month before the arrival of their first grandchild, Burt and Verona find themselves unmoored. After the epiphany that the only reason they are where they are is Burt's parents, they decide to visit friends and family scattered around the U.S. and Canada to decide where to live. The movie is a little slow at times, but the collection of over-the-top characters they visit makes riding along worthwhile. I'd recommend adding Away We Go to your Netflix list.

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