I thought it would be a cool idea to have an official movie review thread just like we have the album review ones! I think we have just as many movie buffs as music fans here and I personally would love to be turned on to a good movie that I otherwise might have missed! Feel free to review in any way you like as long as it's thought out! Just saying something sucks or is awesome can just as easily be put in the Latest Movie You Saw thread and doesn't give me a real reason to explore or avoid the movie based on my taste from reading what you wrote. So explore your inner Ebert and Roeper (or even your Siskel) and review your personal classics and new discoveries for the masses! I'll start off with my sole review so far to get things rolling and we'll see if this thread generates enough interest to work! Away We Go I just finished watching this and I was really impressed. The plot follows a couple who are facing the birth of their first child and being in their early thirties they are exploring where they want to be as parents to this child. There journey takes them all over physically, emotionally and spiritually. What really makes this film work is the stellar cast and the subtle working in of humor into what is essentially a drama. The humor is witty and funny but all of it stays to aid the story itself. The films last 20 minutes contains performance between two actors who should be recognized this year for their great chemistry and breakthrough roles. They really add an impact with nothing but their sincerity and talent. The two main characters are played by: Jim Gaffigan as Burt I've liked this guy since the first episode of The Office and the fact that he can make me forget about a character I've seen for fours seasons in a show is remarkable by itself. In this role he takes away his usual witty charm in exchange for an awakward but likable dreamer type. This guy I've noticed can have realistic chemistry with everybody he works with and he did that great here with........ Maya Rudolf as Verona This actress was the real gem of watching this movie. I had seen her on SNL and expected nothing of her in this film. I honestly thought she'd be an annoying element of the film based on only seeing her as a sketch comedy character. I was wrong. She was the realist part of this movie and was so natural in her performance that she tied the movie together. She produced emotion from me just with the subtle things she did and made everything that others in the movie did either funnier or more impactful just by her reaction. I want to see watch she does next because her film career should just be starting now. The supporting cast itself is also worth mentioning: Catherine O' Hara and Jeff Daniels are hilarious as the oblivious self absorbed parents of Burt. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Josh Hamilton are the funniest supporting characters in the movie as the new age nut ball parents that Burt and Verona catch up with on their travels. Chris Messina and Melanie Lynsky deliver very emotional performances as the seemingly perfect family with the tragic flaw. Paul Schneider is perhaps the most tragic character playing Burts brother who's wife has left him with his son. Pauls character is a big Maggufin for anchoring the last third of the movie. So this is my first CRF review written fresh for the masses! Enjoy it for what it's worth! Maybe if you'll see the movie you'll share some of my feelings and if you don't you can throw a virtual tomato at me! Peace!