Away We Go (2009) directed by Sam Mendes
A couple, pregnant with their first child and nothing really tying them to one place. They travel around and see family and friends deciding on where they want to raise their child. All the while helping them work out what kind of parents they want to be.
Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) are partners, Burt wishes for marriage but loves Verona so much he will live with keeping it at partners. They have a fairly carefree life both working remotely allows them the opportunity to move where ever they feel. They have certain ideals about parenting and this movie shows extremes of those types they don’t want to be. The parents that will say anything in front of their kids like it doesn’t matter. Or the hippy parents that won’t let a stroller into their house.
This movie has something about it that is very interesting. This couple moves from family to family then in a very quiet way judge their hosts. They portray them in such a way that you cannot help but judge them. They are not great at parenting because….. Yet it gives off a very slight air that maybe this couple is too perfect for everyone else. Or is it just showing that before your first child you naively believe you will be the perfect parent!