I just got home from watching Away We Go, and all I can say is just go and watch it. It was totally worth the hour-plus drive to Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah (Kentucky). The cast is top-notch; I can't even begin to name all of the wonderfully talented actors, aside from the headliners. Maya Rudolph plays drama as well and as easily as the comedy we all know and love from SNL, and John Krasinski is definitely not just a re-heated version of Jim. These characters go on a journey that changes their lives forever, and my only complaint was that the movie had to end after about 90 minutes.
How rare is it that you can find a movie that will make you laugh out loud one minute and want to shed a few tears in earnest in the next, all over a flippin' awesome soundtrack?! These don't come along very often, and I recommend seeing it at all costs...although $4.50 with a student discount (shhhhh...) was worth every penny and then some. Even if it's not in your town, put it on your mental list for Netflix or the local video store or library for when it hits DVD. You won't be sorry. (Sidenote: It's pretty language-heavy, for those who may, for some reason, think of watching it with parents, ultra-conservative relatives, or Quakers.)