Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Away We Go

What a sweet, feel-good movie. Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski make a really cute couple. She's a little sad, but a dreamer, and he's extremely laid back and loving and made all the ladies in the audience sigh. They meet some crazy, funny, and tragic characters along their journey to choose a new town for their expanding family.

An expanding family that's out of wedlock.

Call me old fashioned, but why couldn't they have just been a married couple? There's a loose plot line surrounding the reason she refuses to marry the man she plans to spend the rest of her life with, but it's completely unnecessary to the story.

I've just been trying lately to see the shows and movies I'm watching with a more naive eye, because the more I see stories of people who are going against my values, the more I see my values loosening. And people who tell you that they don't let exposure to the world cloud their consciences are putting themselves in a dangerous position.

All that aside, this movie made me laugh out loud, cry a little, and be thankful that I have my own version of the goofy, doting, and perfect partner in life. (But mine's better.)


  1. I agree! I love going to the movies, but I find myself preferring the G rated Disney movies. As a child I couldn't wait to see PG, PG-13 and R rated movies. Well I'm finally old enough to watch them all (including the scandalous X rated movie) and what do I want? The good old wholesome values of a Shirley Temple movie.

  2. I could not agree more with you, Laura, and I applaud your point of view. My wife and I just celebrated our 36th year of marriage, and I have two older brothers who have been married to their respective spouses even longer. I recently learned that Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (my favorite drummer) has been married to his wife since 1964, and that he has NEVER been unfaithful to her. I think that is pretty remarkable in today's permissive world.