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Wanderlust (2012)

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Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

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David Wain

Writers:

David Wain (as David B. Wain), Ken Marino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... George Gergenblatt
Jennifer Aniston ... Linda Gergenblatt
Justin Theroux ... Seth
Alan Alda ... Carvin
Malin Akerman ... Eva
Ken Marino ... Rick
Joe Lo Truglio ... Wayne
Kathryn Hahn ... Karen
Kerri Kenney ... Kathy (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)
Lauren Ambrose ... Almond
Michaela Watkins ... Marissa
Jordan Peele ... Rodney
Linda Lavin ... Shari
Jessica St. Clair ... Deena Schuster
Todd Barry ... Sherm
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Storyline

In New York, the aspirant filmmaker Linda convinces her husband George Gergenblatt to buy an expensive Micro Loft apartment in Manhattan. Linda expects to sell a documentary about penguins to HBO to help the payment of the installments and George expects a promotion. However, HBO rejects the documentary and George's company has folded and he is fired. With the American financial crisis, they lose a large amount selling the apartment and George does not find a new job. George's brother Rick offers a job position in his company in Atlanta. They drive from New York to Atlanta and they decide to stop for the night in the hotel Elysium. However they see a naked man running toward their car and George tries to return to the highway but accidentally he turns his car over. Soon they learn the Elysium is a hippie and vegan community and the dwellers invite George and Linda to stay with them. However, they decide to go to Atlanta but soon George has an argument with his arrogant brother. George... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Leave your baggage behind.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locura en el paraíso See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,526,650, 26 February 2012

Gross USA:

$17,450,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,612,733
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston's character in this movie had written a children's book. She had also written a children's book in Along Came Polly. See more »

Goofs

When George and Linda drive away from Elysium the first time, there is paper and tape over the left rear side window of their car where it was damaged when it overturned. In the next shot, the paper and tape disappears and the window is undamaged. Then later, when you see the car in the lake the paper and tape is back again. See more »

Quotes

[Talking to himself in a mirror]
George Gergenblatt: This was your idea, George. It's a good idea, right? It's a good idea. Monogamy is sexual slavery. She got an exquisite pussy. Well, how 'bout my exquisite erection? Huh? Eva, what do you think? Do you like my exquisite erection? Do you like my erection selection? What do you think, Eva? Yeah? You gon' take it? You gon' take that dick? You gon' take that *dick*? I'm gon' pop off a piece of my dick! Oh, yeah, I'm fixins to fuck ya. I'm gon' fuck ya. I'm gon' get ...
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Underdog
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Performed by Sly and the Family Stone (as Sly & The Family Stone)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Flawed but funny, edgy comedy
17 June 2012 | by guyau-399-68372See all my reviews

Not the usual rom-com formula you'd expect from the leads, which might explain the poor reviews here. This starts with great promise as a satire of American society - epitomized by the wonderfully crass, materialistic brother - with some great laugh-out loud moments as the American dream goes wrong for Judd and Aniston. The humour is often off-beat and at times anarchic, such as when the horse appears in the couple's doorless room at the commune. Ultimately though, it just wants to poke fun at everyone and loses the plot, ending up as the formulaic rom-com it promised not to be. You really get the feeling this is an intelligent script put through the studio wringer. Judd's mirror scene is a weird low point, proving that improvisational riffing is often just a self-indulgent waste of screen time. If full-frontal male nudity (one of the commune's main characters is a perpetual nudist) and off-beat attempts at satire offend, you won't like this, but there are good laughs to outweigh the flaws.


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