Sunday, February 19, 2012

1698 - Away We Go

I've seen this a few times now and it's still enjoyable.  Maya Rudolph and Jim Krasinski are a perfect couple here.  They have their quirks, they have their faults, but it's hard not to fall in love with them pretty quickly and pretty hard. 
This film tells the story of a couple who finds themselves pregnant, and with family and friends scattered throughout the country they decide to embark on a trip to figure out where they should raise their child.  It's a funny, touching, and poignant film that's treated with both simplicity and care.  It's an interesting film visually (might revisit it again soon just to study that aspect).  I don't think the camera moves the entire film and it's all shot on simple tripod shots with simple pans and tilts - but even inside of that it's a really pretty film. 
It's on netflix if you haven't seen it yet, but if you happen to snag the DVD it's got a really nice making-of feature about how they tried to make the film as 'green' as possible.

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