Tuesday, March 17, 2009

'Away We Go' - Sam Mendes' indie drama unveiled

It seems ridiculously soon for Sam Mendes to have another film down the pipes after Revolutionary Road just came out last December. But from the looks of the trailer that was released on Monday, Away We Go appears to be unlike anything Mendes has directed thus far.

Which leads me to wonder why some are likening the film to Little Miss Sunshine or even worse, Juno. Okay, yes, there are the makings of a road trip, and yes, one of the main characters is knocked up - but this is Sam Mendes we're talking about. Arguably sometimes his films can be dull (Jarhead) or cold (Road to Perdition), but he doesn't do flimsy retreads.

Perhaps its the haze I'm still in over how gut-wrenchingly good Revolutionary Road turned out to be, or maybe its the cast that's to die for (Maya Rudolph, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Catherine O'Hara, Allison Janney), or just John Krasinski, but I just don't buy this as a quirky, syrupy, indie comedy.

Oh. Before you head on down to the trailer I'd just like to say thanks to Anna for being Come Back Shane!'s first follower. So, feel free to stalk people - that's what the intertubes is for. Trailer filled with John Krasinksi goodness below:

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