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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

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Leave your baggage behind.

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

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

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$17,225,675 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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At the start of the guitar scene where George and Seth play "Two Princes" you can hear some of the others singing "Love Take Me Down to the Streets" a song written and recorded for David Wain's previous film Role Models (2008). The song is meant to sound like the Paul McCartney band Wings, and is often believed to be a Wings song as a running gag throughout Role Models. See more »

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When Seth is playing the guitar singing for Linda his hands are different than when he has stopped playing. In particular his thumb nail is longer while playing and than when stopped. See more »

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Carvin: You know, it's amazing: I can remember Janice Woo with perfect clarity, I just can't remember where the deed is. You know why? Because I didn't fuck the deed.
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Flawed but funny, edgy comedy
17 June 2012 | by (Australia) – See 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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