Away We Go

Synopsis: Burt Farlander and Verona De Tessant are a couple steeped in eccentricity and irregularity but are very much in love. So when they find out that Verona is pregnant they seem to be taking it in their stride. Verona is enjoying pregnancy, Burt is already practicing skill that he believes a good father should have, and they living in the same state as Burt's parents, Jerry and Gloria, so that their prospective daughter can have grandparents. However, things are shaken up when Burt and Verona go to dinner at Jerry and Gloria's house, as Burt's parents reveal a surprising piece of news. They have decided to move to Antwerp in Belguim a month before the baby is due, scuppering Burt and Verona's plans of having their children's grandparents around. Because Verona lost her parents when she was relatively young, she finds this news very hard to take, but the resilient couple quickly find a way to turn it in to a positive. It becomes obvious that this is what the pair needed, as they decide to e
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sam Mendes
Production: Focus Features
  3 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

I'm sorry about

your Pacers, my friend.

Hey, if you think Mike Dunleavy can

carry more than a bucket of water,

I got some Florida swampland you

might be interested in. Yeah.

That's loud.

No, real good price.

Yeah. Yeah.

Oh! That one gets me

every time. Yeah.

Well, I'm glad you called. Yeah.

You're too much.

All right, I will. Bye.

They expect that from me.

They expect you to sound

like Casey Kasem.

Verona, most of these guys

are in their 50s and 60s.

We're talking about millions of dollars

in insurance futures.

They don't want to be dealing with some

So, Casey Kasem finished college?


This next long-distance dedication...


goes out to a really special girl.

The letter reads,

"Dear Casey, my name is Burt, and my

girlfriend's pregnant and frustrated.

"Could you play a song that will make her smile?

Thanks. Signed, Burt Farlander."

Your pregnant girlfriend's

gonna kill you.

Go away.

Thanks, Casey.

Oh! Look at you!

You look so big!

Good for you!


Wow, look at your hair.

I freed it!

I don't think it makes

you look crazy at all.

I know, I know. Get inside.

Your father's just finishing up a call.

Sit, Verona. Sit next to me and

let me hear the heartbeat.

You can't hear the heartbeat

'cause her placenta is on... Okay.

Well, Bill, if you believe that,

I've got a bridge in New York

you might be interested in.

Yep, okay.

That is really sweet.

Au revoir.

Hey, Jerry. You're looking so much better.

You can barely tell.

Oh! Thank you, my dear.

Verona, you look beautific.

Thank you.

Hey, did you bring the pictures

from the sonogram?

I did. Here you go, Dad.

These are fabulous.

You haven't opened

the envelope yet.

I can just tell he's a beauty.

She's a girl.

Did you...

Yes. I did tell

you that, Dad.

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Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970) is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He is the husband of writer Vendela Vida with whom he has two children. He wrote the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Eggers is also the founder of McSweeney's, a literary journal, a co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia and the human rights nonprofit Voice of Witness, and the founder of ScholarMatch, a program that matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition. His writing has appeared in several magazines. more…

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