|Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star in this laugh-out-loud comedy about leaving it all behind. After George (Rudd) loses his high-stress Manhattan job, he and his wife, Linda (Aniston), hit the road and wind up crashing at Elysium, a free-spirited community of hippies, tree-huggers and the occasional nudist. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman and Alan Alda, Wanderlust has "more laughs than I've had at the movies in a very long time" (Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer).|
Editor's NoteDirector David Wain (ROLE MODELS) teams up with producer Judd Apatow (GET HIM TO THE GREEK) for this comedy about an overtaxed Manhattan couple who move to a liberated community that rejects the rules of contemporary society. Urban power couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) are already buckling under the stress of living in the city when George loses his job. Desperate, they decide to move to Atlanta and stay with George's obnoxious brother until they can get back on their feet. Along the way, however, they find themselves venturing into Elysium, a small, free-spirited community where money has no value, clothes are strictly optional, and everyone works together to make life more meaningful. It's the perfect place for a stressed-out couple like George and Linda to breathe deep and put their lives into perspective. But will they remain in Elysium, or will the many temptations of the modern world ultimately prove too attractive to resist?
Wanderlust (2012) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 6/19/2012 1:55 PM
|Funny ideas and a funny cast don't always make for a funny movie. Today's case in point, Wanderlust (2012). Directed by David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) with a script by Wain and Ken Marino (Party Down as an actor, Role Models as a writer), the film stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. That is not a bad group of people to be working on a project, and the idea, a New York City couple is forced to ditch city life and find themselves in a commune in Georgia, is potentially amusing as well. However, with the exception of a few jokes, Wanderlust is a misfire. ...read the full review|
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