image003DIRECTOR SAM MENDES OFFERS A HEARTFELT AND HUMOROUS STORY OF ONE COUPLE’S JOURNEY TO FIND THE PERFECT PLACE TO CALL HOME

 

AWAY WE GO

 
SEPTEMBER 29, 2009

ON BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF AND DVD

FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

OVERVIEW: From acclaimed Director Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road) comes this funny, romantic, honest and surprisingly moving film that explores the comedic twists and emotional turns in one expectant couple’s journey to find the right place to put down roots. John Krasinski (NBC’s “The Office”) and Maya Rudolph (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”) transcend what you’ve seen before with break out performances that are warm, emotional and funny, as they go on their journey visiting friends and family brought to life by the enormously talented ensemble cast including Catherine O’Hara (Best In Show), Jeff Daniels (State of Play), Allison Janney (Juno), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Batman: The Dark Knight), and set to the original music of singer songwriter Alexi Murdoch (Garden State). Critics are raving about Away We Go: “4 stars! Honest, humorous and moving!” (Christy Lemire, Associated Press)

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BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF AND DVD):

 

  • THE MAKING OF AWAY WE GO: Director Sam Mendes works with the highly original literary voices of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida to bring Burt and Verona’s journey to life.

 

  • GREEN FILMMAKING: In this featurette we’ll hear from the key cast and filmmakers on the innovative and effective way Away We Go has pushed the envelope on environmentally friendly filmmaking.

 

  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: Commentary with Director Sam Mendes and Writers Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida.

 

SYNOPSIS:  John Krasinski (“The Office”) and Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live”) star in the

heartfelt film that explores the comedic twists and turns in one couple’s journey across contemporary America.  Anticipating the birth of their first child, longtime couple Burt (Krasinski) and Verona (Rudolph) embark on an ambitious itinerary to visit friends and family in order to find their perfect home.  Featuring a remarkable soundtrack and an incredible ensemble cast – including Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Catherine O’Hara and Jim Gaffigan.  It’s the hilarious, witty film that critics are hailing as “absolutely extraordinary!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAYHI-DEF:

Street Date: September 29, 2009

Copyright:  2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 62105960

Price:  $39.98 SRP

Running Time:  1 Hour, 38 Minutes

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1

Rating:  R (for language and some sexual content)

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date:  September 29, 2009

Copyright:  2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 62105959

Price: $29.98 SRP

Running time: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes

Layers:  Dual layer

Aspect Ratio:  Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1

Rating:  R (for language and some sexual content)

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles

Sound: English 5.1, French 5.1, Spanish 5.1

 

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:

Cast: John Krasinski, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Schneider, Maya Rudolph, Melanie Lynskey, Chris Messina

Directed By: Sam Mendes

Written By: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida

Executive Producer:  Pippa Harris, Mari-Jo Winkler

Produced By: Sam Mendes, Peter Saraf, Edward Saxon, Marc Turtletaub, Corinne Golden Weber

Director of Photography: Ellen Kuras

Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

Editor: Sarah Flack

Music By: Alexi Murdoch

Costume Designer: John A. Dunn

Casting By: Ellen Lewis, Lori Wyman, Debra Zane