Three sentence movie reviews–Away We Go


I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard in a movie. At times, I had trouble catching my breath. Maya Rudolph was fantastic and John Krasinski’s character Burt Farlander reminded me of of a certain other resident at The Orange Door.

Bechdel score. Two women: nope.

poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2009/away_we_go.html

4 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews–Away We Go”

  1. I'm interpreting "two women" as "two women main characters." Which very few movies have, as I have discovered. It's odd. (Or not, given the male chauvinism that is still rampant in today's modern world.) Many movies have two male main characters. Just in the past week or so I've watched "The Green Mile" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," those fit easily into that category. Other movies have a male and a female main character, such as this film. Very few movies have two women characters, as keeping track of the Bechdel score has pointed out quite clearly to me.

    I am disturbed by this. Women make up half of the world population and our lives present topics and stories that are interesting and worthy of exploration by film. So why are films not being made? I hate that this is the case and I hate that when I ask questions like this people–men and women–look at me funny, as if I've suddenly begun talking in a different language.

  2. It's been awhile, but let's see. Has two women characters. Yes. Who talk to each other. Yes. About something besides a man. Yes? I can't remember. But this kind of makes my point. That movie came out in 1991. I feel like I watch a pretty broad spectrum of movies and yet I rarely see a movie that even has two main characters that are women.

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