Bonus Material: Away We Go

In Discussion, Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

In 2007 the indie movie Juno, about a quirky pregnant teenager, went on to earn an astonishing $250 million worldwide.  Away We Go could easily be its sequel: The film stars John Krasinski (from the American version of The Office television show) and comedienne Maya Rudolph as a thirtysomething couple who, six months pregnant with their first child, set out from their home in Colorado on a road trip to discover the best place in the United States to raise their family.

Written by novelists Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, the husband-and-wife writing team who also brought you McSweeney’s and The Believer, the movie was directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes. With a pedigree like that, it might just have the formula to become the sleeper hit of the summer.

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Away We Go opens in US theaters this Friday, June 5. International release dates include: UK, June 17;  (Edinburgh Film Festival); Greece, June 25; Israel, July 23; Czech Republic, July 30; Finland, July 31; Netherlands, August 13; UK, Sept. 18; Portugal, Sept. 24; Norway, Oct. 2; Belgium, Oct. 14; Sweden, Oct. 16; and Romania, Oct. 30.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.