History Film / AwayWeGo

30th Oct '15 6:34:40 PM tvinsomne
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* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: Most definitely given that Creator/SamMendes' previous works include ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' and ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', some not without their humor but all pretty serious and fairly cynical, a stark contrast to this film.
28th Oct '15 8:20:02 AM BadSplice
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: [[Film/AmericanBeauty In]] [[Main/RoadToPerdition contrast]] [[Film/{{Jarhead}} to]] [[Creator/SamMendes the director's]] [[Literature/RevolutionaryRoad other]] [[Film/SkyFall films]], ''Away We Go'' is fairly idealistic and more light-hearted, though it shows the struggles of remaining idealistic.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: [[Film/AmericanBeauty In]] [[Main/RoadToPerdition contrast]] [[Film/{{Jarhead}} to]] [[Creator/SamMendes the director's]] [[Literature/RevolutionaryRoad other]] [[Film/SkyFall [[Film/{{Skyfall}} films]], ''Away We Go'' is fairly idealistic and more light-hearted, though it shows the struggles of remaining idealistic.
1st Jan '15 8:07:17 PM nombretomado
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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Creator/SamMendes, written by [[Literature/AHeartbreakingWorkOfStaggeringGenius Dave]] [[Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre Eggers]] and Vendela Vida and starring [[TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.

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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Creator/SamMendes, written by [[Literature/AHeartbreakingWorkOfStaggeringGenius Dave]] [[Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre Eggers]] and Vendela Vida and starring [[TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] and MayaRudolph.Creator/MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.
18th May '14 12:51:00 PM BadSplice
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* TwiceToldTale: ''Away We Go'' could be seen as a counterpart to Mendes' previous film ''Literature/RevolutionaryRoad''. Both focus on an expecting couple unsure about the future, but while Burt and Verona are happy and idealistic life-partners, ''Road'''s Frank and April are in an unloving MasochismTango. [[spoiler: And contrast Road's DownerEnding, with April aborting the baby then killing herself, leaving Frank and their neighbors unhappy, to Go's EarnYourHappyEnding with Burt and Verona moving in to Verona's late parents' home, hopeful about the future.]]
18th May '14 12:40:27 PM BadSplice
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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Creator/SamMendes, written by [[Literature/AHeartbreakingWorkOfStaggeringGenius Dave]] [[Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre]] and Vendala Vida and starring [[TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.

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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Creator/SamMendes, written by [[Literature/AHeartbreakingWorkOfStaggeringGenius Dave]] [[Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre]] [[Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre Eggers]] and Vendala Vendela Vida and starring [[TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: [[Film/AmericanBeauty In]] [[Main/RoadToPerdition contrast]] [[Film/{{Jarhead}} to]] [[Creator/SamMendes the director's]] [[Literature/RevolutionaryRoad other]] [[Film/SkyFall films]], ''Away We Go'' is fairly idealistic and more light-hearted.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: [[Film/AmericanBeauty In]] [[Main/RoadToPerdition contrast]] [[Film/{{Jarhead}} to]] [[Creator/SamMendes the director's]] [[Literature/RevolutionaryRoad other]] [[Film/SkyFall films]], ''Away We Go'' is fairly idealistic and more light-hearted.light-hearted, though it shows the struggles of remaining idealistic.
* TakeThat: Against, of all things, the Continuum concept. ViewersAreGeniuses indeed.
17th May '14 4:59:11 PM BadSplice
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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Creator/SamMendes and starring [[TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.

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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Creator/SamMendes Creator/SamMendes, written by [[Literature/AHeartbreakingWorkOfStaggeringGenius Dave]] [[Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre]] and Vendala Vida and starring [[TheOfficeUS John Krasinski]] and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.



* AdultFear: Burt and Verona express doubts on whether they'll be good parents.



* EarnYourHappyEnding

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* EarnYourHappyEndingCompletelyMissingThePoint: When Burt points out that Antwerp is 3,000 miles away from where they live, Burt's parents reaction is that it's longer than 3,000 miles.
* CrapsackWorld: At first, it seems that Burt and Verona are in the wrong movie, with all the people they visit being selfish, [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]], or plagued with marital problems. It's later [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. See EarnYourHappyEnding below.
* DysfunctionJunction: All the people Burt and Verona visit have a variety of emotional problems.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: After all they went through trying to find a suitable home, Burt and Verona finally settle in Verona's late parents' house, optimistic about the future.]]



* GoodParents

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* GoodParentsGoodParents: Burt and Verona are budding examples of this trope. [[AbusiveParents Most everyone else, however...]]



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: [[Film/AmericanBeauty In]] [[Main/RoadToPerdition contrast]] [[JarHead to]] [[Creator/SamMendes the director's]] [[Literature/RevolutionaryRoad other]] [[Film/SkyFall films]], ''Away We Go'' is fairly idealistic and more light-hearted.

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* PopStarComposer: Alexi Murdoch.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: [[Film/AmericanBeauty In]] [[Main/RoadToPerdition contrast]] [[JarHead [[Film/{{Jarhead}} to]] [[Creator/SamMendes the director's]] [[Literature/RevolutionaryRoad other]] [[Film/SkyFall films]], ''Away We Go'' is fairly idealistic and more light-hearted.
12th Apr '14 1:27:46 AM erforce
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* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: Most definitely given that Sam Mendes' previous works include ''AmericanBeauty'', ''RoadToPerdition'', ''{{Jarhead}}'' and ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', some not without their humor but all pretty serious and fairly cynical, a stark contrast to this film.

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* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: Most definitely given that Sam Mendes' Creator/SamMendes' previous works include ''AmericanBeauty'', ''RoadToPerdition'', ''{{Jarhead}}'' ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' and ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', some not without their humor but all pretty serious and fairly cynical, a stark contrast to this film.
2nd Apr '14 4:56:03 PM BadSplice
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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Creator/SamMendes and starring John Krasinski and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.

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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Creator/SamMendes and starring [[TheOfficeUS John Krasinski Krasinski]] and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.


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* EarnYourHappyEnding


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: [[Film/AmericanBeauty In]] [[Main/RoadToPerdition contrast]] [[JarHead to]] [[Creator/SamMendes the director's]] [[Literature/RevolutionaryRoad other]] [[Film/SkyFall films]], ''Away We Go'' is fairly idealistic and more light-hearted.
21st Feb '14 12:20:12 PM m8e
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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by SamMendes and starring John Krasinski and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.

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''Away We Go'' is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by SamMendes Creator/SamMendes and starring John Krasinski and MayaRudolph. The film centers on the main couple, Burt and Verona, who are expecting their first child when they suddenly have to find a new home. What follows is a series of encounters with old friends and relatives, other parents with wildly different styles while the couple try to figure out how to raise their impending offspring.
9th Apr '13 5:05:58 PM Xtifr
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* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: Most definitely given that Sam Mendes' previous works include ''AmericanBeauty'', ''RoadToPerdition'', ''{{Jarhead}}'' and ''RevolutionaryRoad'', some not without their humor but all pretty serious and fairly cynical, a stark contrast to this film.

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* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: Most definitely given that Sam Mendes' previous works include ''AmericanBeauty'', ''RoadToPerdition'', ''{{Jarhead}}'' and ''RevolutionaryRoad'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', some not without their humor but all pretty serious and fairly cynical, a stark contrast to this film.
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