Six months into Verona's pregnancy, she and Burt visit their only family in the area, Burt's parents, Gloria and Jerry (Catherine O'Hara and Jeff Daniels), only to find that they have decided to move to Antwerp, Belgium, for two years a month before the baby is due to be born. Frustrated at Burt's parents' selfishness and ill-thinking, he and Verona see this as an opportunity to find somewhere else to raise their family.
The following dialogue ensues:
JERRY: Oh! Magnificent, isn't it? I didn't think you'd notice. $12,000.
VERONA: I can not believe it.
JERRY: I know. She's a Choctaw princess, I'm told. I think it's important that we honor our Indian...ah...indigent people. Our ingenious...indigentuous people.
The obvious joke is that Jerry is trying to be "correct" but doesn't know the word "indigenous." He spent $12K on a statue he can't even identify.
Less obvious is that a Choctaw princess, like a Cherokee princess, probably doesn't exist. And that there's nothing wrong with saying "Indian people."
Anyway, I thought Away We Go was an uneven movie that couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a comedy or a drama. This review sums up my feelings:
Away We Go Review
Rob's rating: 7.0 of 10.
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