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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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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

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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)  »

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Locura en el paraíso  »

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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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Trivia

Jessica St. Clair plays a reporter that falls over while stomping grapes. This is a reference to a popular YouTube video in which an actual news reporter took a fall in a grape stomping competition. See more »

Goofs

After Linda shows her film to HBO, she angrily closes her laptop in the shot facing her. However, when we see the shot facing away from Linda ,you see the laptop is open again. See more »

Quotes

Rick: Hey, here he is, my homeless brother. Where's your cardboard box? And Linda, my god, ah - your body is ridonculous. Purrr.
Marissa: Rick I think you're making everybody uncomfortable.
Rick: Oh, everybody knows what I mean.
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Crazy Credits

Several out-takes are included in the ending credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: The Douche Who Lost His Bag (2012) See more »

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Driver 8
Written by Mike Mills (as Michael Mills), Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Stipe
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Hilarious is you remember the late 1960's
5 March 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you remember the late 1960's this movie is really funny. I laughed all the way through and this is unusual for me. To find a really funny, intelligent comedy is rare and very welcome.

There are some intense and somewhat "uncomfortable" moments but, to me, they were believable and gave the film some depth. I loved the way the characters dropped their facades in the final scenes - now that's a real "truth-telling circle".

The juxtaposition of different cultures and personalities was written brilliantly. I expect that sociologists will have a blast with this film.

I rented this, despite the low rating, because of Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd whom I consider to be wonderful comedic actors. It's great to see them together again.


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