Away We Go

June 5th 2009
  • Drama/Romance,
  • R,
  • 100 min,
  • Focus Features
  • Cast: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Carmen Ejogo, Jim Gaffigan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton, Allison Janney, Melanie Lynskey, Chris Messina, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Schneider, Shirley Roeca, Shirley Rumierk, Colton Parsons, Conor Carroll, Bailey Harkins, Samantha Pryor, Finnerty Steeves, Isabelle Moon Alexander, Jerome Stephens Jr., Pete Wiggins, Audrey Amey, Sesh Evans
  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Writers: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida
  • Producers: Sam Mendes, Peter Saraf, Edward Saxon, Marc Turtletaub
  • Associate Producer: Corinne Golden Weber
  • Executive Producers: Pippa Harris, Mari-Jo Winkler
  • Art Directions: Henry Dunn, Rosa Palomo
  • Castings: Ellen Lewis, Lori Wyman, Debra Zane
  • Costume Design: John A. Dunn
  • D.O.P.: Ellen Kuras
  • Editor: Sarah Flack
  • Makeup: Michele Paris
  • Music: Alex Murdoch
  • Production Design: Jess Gonchor
  • Set Decoration: Lydia Marks
  • VFX Supervisor: Dennis Berardi


Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") from an original screenplay by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, this funny and heartfelt film follows the journey of an expectant couple (John Krasinski ["The Office"] and Maya Rudolph ["Saturday Night Live"]), as they travel the U.S. in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time. The movie features the music of Alexi Murdoch.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Connecticut, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language and some sexual content
  • Production Budget: $7 million
  • Production Companies: Big Beach Films, Edward Saxon Productions, Neal Street Productions
  • Production Schedule: April 2008 - July 2008

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The film is the first studio production to adopt green filmmaking initiatives aimed to reduce CO2 emission. Garbage was reduced by half, thanks to the various bins for recyclable material. Caterers used ceramic and washed dishes as opposed to throwaway products. Vehicles on the set used biodiesel fuel.

Toni Collette dropped out due scheduling conflicts. Maggie Gyllenhaal took over her role.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 25 June 2009: Greece
  • 23 July 2009: Israel
  • 30 July 2009: Czech Republic
  • 31 July 2009: Finland
  • 13 August 2009: Netherlands
  • 18 September 2009: UK
  • 24 September 2009: Portugal
  • 2 October 2009: Norway
  • 14 October 2009: Belgium
  • 16 October 2009: Sweden
  • 30 October 2009: Romania