Monday, November 30, 2009

Away We Go: Short Movie Review

Have you seen Away We Go yet? I just watched it (twice!) on DVD. I really liked it. The writing is very smart and warm ... and funny. The acting is very nearly perfect. It’s good, really good. I recommend it.

It was written by Dave Eggers and & Vendela Vida. Local writers.

Directed by Sam Mendes.

Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski are so very good in the main roles. But there are others who are wonderful too: Catherine O’Hara, Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney (who plays a very funny-crazy character), Jim Gaffigan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Messina, and Melanie Lynskey (chilling in The Shield).

Green Movie Making
If you get the DVD, make sure you watch the Special Feature about how they made the movie as “green” as possible. It was good to see that some filmmakers are working like this.

Disclaimer: Ms. Manitoba doesn't know anyone affiliated with this film. She has nothing to do with the studio, the distributor, or the guy that makes the popcorn. Zip. Nada. She just likes good movies.

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