I’ve heard rumblings and rumors of the Sam Mendes-directed (“American Beauty,” “Road to Perdition” and “Revolutionary Road”) “Away We Go” making some critics go bonkers with joy and others thumb their noses at how hard the movie tries to be quirky and comically edgy. I have no opinion, whereas I haven’t seen the movie yet (I hope to catch a screening next week), but judging from the trailer, I’d say it looks right up my alley. Plus, the movie heralds Dave Eggers as one of its writers and Eggers wrote one of my favorite books of all-time, “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” so that automatically qualifies “Away We Go” for awesomeness.
“Away We Go” opens in theaters on June 26th, but I’d bet anything you will never see that movie in Cache Valley. That is, unless it wins an Oscar, takes the box office by surprise, or somehow the geniuses at the Westates plop it in the “Logan Art Cinema.” I use quotes on that and anyone who loves the Westates as much as I do will know those quotes contain my wrath.
Enjoy the trailer and let me know your thoughts.