It took me about 2 seconds into the movie trailer for Away We Go to realize that I hadhadhad to see this movie.
Away We Go features Maya Rudolph (SNL) and John Krasinski (The Office) as a couple for whom expecting a baby makes them reevaluate their lives, their ideas of family and home and love.
Allison Janey and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Catherine O'Hara, three of the funniest actors in the world, are in the supporting cast along with some male actors too but who cares? Give me a mom's night out movie where the women get the best lines. Here's an example from Gyllenhaal's attachment-parenting-obsessed character. "Poor Ruby, she hates me. I breastfed her baby."
To me, this film looks like Almost Famous in a maternity dress and the soundtrack sounds amazing. A clever alterna-chick flick about moms. I'm hooked.
For all you serious movie people - Sam Mendes is the director, but you already knew that. But don't bag on me too hard you Variety subscribers, for soccer mom APISS has the hookup:
The first 25 people who comment on this post will get a free ticket for themselves and their BFF for the Wednesday night May 27th advance screening at Landmark Bethesda theater at 7:30pm.
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