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Review: Away We Go

Went indie this weekend and went and saw “Away we Go.” The movie stars The Office’s John Krasinksi and former Saturday Night Live Alum Maya Rudolph. Director Sam Mendes changes it up and keeps the movie on the lighter side from his other fare, such as Revolutionary Road or American Beauty.

The movie was only playing at one theater in my city and it was packed! So needless to say other people fell in love with the preview just like I did. I think John Krasinski is just so adorable. And in the movie he doesn’t disappoint.

Krasinski plays Burt, an insurance salesman that sells insurance to insurance companies. It’s funny believe me, because he changes his voice to make himself seem more mature so he can sell insurance to old timers.

Krasinski is boyfriend to Verona, who is now pregnant. After Burt’s parents decide they are moving to Belgium, Verona and Burt decide its time they put down some roots.

The movie follows them on their adventure across the country to find out where they should live and boy do they meet up with some characters on the way!

They meet up with Allison Janney and Jim Gaffigan in Phoenix and the best supporting character ever in Maggie Gyllenhaal in Wisconsin.

The movie is funny in how Burt and Verona deal with the characters they meet on the way and how their relationship deals with these other relationships they come across. Since Burt and Verona are not married, and it’s due to her shooting down his many engagement attempts.

There are laugh out loud moments and nice tender moments between Krasinski and Rudolph.

In the end, they find their home and the audience is left smiling at the end.

Definitely worth your ten dollars this summer season. It’s sweet, and a welcome change from all of the action movie sequels of the summer.

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How adorable is Kate Winslet?

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I’ll never get back the four hours of my life that I lost watching the Golden Globes last night. It’s okay though, it was all worth it to see Kate Winslet pick up two awards.

I think Winslet is one of the most under appreciated actresses, at least when it comes to awards season. She is so adorable and easy to like.

When she accepted her first award for Best Supporting Actress Drama for her role in The Reader. She had a look of genuine shock on her face. There is nothing better than a celebrity who doesn’t expect to win and think she’s the best. One who is actually flattered.

The shock of the first award turned to complete awe when she won the globe for Best Actress in a Leading Role Drama for Revolutionary Road. With visible tears in her eyes, Winslet made her way to accept her award and could only giver her speech after telling herself to “gather”. She didn’t ever really “gather” but she made it through her speech. Even after Angelina Jolie gave her a cock-eyed look for forgetting her nomination for Changeling while Winslet thanked her fellow actresses for their company in the category.

In my opinion, there is no better role model in the film industry than Winslet. She is a true talent, who did not succumb to Hollywood pressures. Time and time again she’s refused to let herself be classified, and that’s admirable. GO KATE,(loved you since Titanic!) I can’t wait to see both movies!

 

Oh and she looked so gorgeous!

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