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Wanderlust (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  24 February 2012 (USA)
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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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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 Seth 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

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Leave your baggage behind.

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Comedy

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

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24 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locura en el paraíso  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,526,650 (USA) (24 February 2012)

Gross:

$17,225,675 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Trivia

Kathy says a mispronounced line in Swedish ("God afton") and says that she studied economics in Stockholm. Malin Akerman, who plays Eva, is Swedish and born in Stockholm. See more »

Goofs

When Linda takes her clothes off in front of the bulldozer, the Atlanta PM camera crew are still not set up, but then on the TV they show the footage before she even begins to get naked. See more »

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Kathy: A lot of magical things have happened since you walked through those doors.
Karen: Amen.
Kathy: My menstrual cycle started back up again. And I don't even have a uterus. I mean I have it... it's in a jar. It's actually in the room that you're staying in.
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Old Enough
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User Reviews

 
Great, funny film!
1 March 2013 | by (Vancouver, WA) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was great! Featuring a large portion of the cast from the old sketch comedy show 'The State', how could it be bad? Directed by David Wain and written by David Wain and Ken Marino, this movie strays from the stale Hollywood comedy formula in a successful attempt at creating refreshingly original, yet hilarious movie. Completely worth a watch...or maybe two so that you can catch the stuff you missed the first time from laughing so hard. I especially enjoyed the short 'Stella' bits featuring David Wain, Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black. Over all this movie is great for those like me who tire from watching cliché Hollywood comedies and need something new and unique.


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