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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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Also Known As:

Locura en el paraíso  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$17,225,675 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Fred Armisen was originally cast as Wayne Davidson before Joe Lo Truglio signed on. See more »

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The people at Elysium say that they don't clap because it's "too aggressive". But after they help George and Linda set their car upright, everyone claps. See more »

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Carvin: This is historic. The revolution has begun - all because this courageous woman saw an unjust world and waved her boobies at it.
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I don't understand the hate..
13 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My room mates watched this flick, told me it was worth a watch but nothing special.

Full disclosure: I am a huge David Wain fan, I loved Stella, I watch Wainy Days, etc.

This movie is about two city types who have a run of bad luck, end up at hippie commune. Funny stuff ensues.

Not an original concept by any means but comedic none the less. Purely hilarious cast sans Paul Rudd, I'm not a huge fan but I understand why people do.

To the guy saying "its unrealistic": Hi, I'm movies. Have you ever seen me before? Bottom Line: If you liked The State, Stella, Michael & Michael Have Issues, Children's Hospital, or the like. You will more than likely enjoy this movie.

7 out of 10.


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