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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

When George is standing in line getting coffee at the beginning of the film, the sign behind him reads "New York Office Building (actually in Atlanta)", a site gag obviously referring to the fact that the film was wholly shot in and around Atlanta. See more »

Goofs

As George and Linda enter Atlanta for the first time, the cars are driving on the wrong side of the road. Traffic is on the left side. The film playback has been flipped mirror image wise. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

After the credits have finished, there is a fake ad for The Real Housewives of Atlanta featuring Marisa and her son doing an introductory snippet. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: The 24th Annual NERF Product Expo (2012) See more »

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Groovy Times
Written by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Ltd. & Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Random, vulgar, and uncomfortable.
6 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Yes, there were a couple good laughs to be had during this movie. But for the most part, it was just weird. Even some of the funny scenes went on too long and got to be awkward. The "story" (if you can call it that) was predictable. The jokes were not, because they were so outlandish that they came across as gimmicky.

Not that a movie like this requires great acting skills, but the roles played by Rudd, Aniston and Watkins are at least believable. But the credibility stops there. Most of the other characters are over-acted, and poorly-developed.

And one of my biggest pet peeves: scenes from the trailer were NOT in the film. THIS DRIVES ME MAD! It's like a restaurant advertising a lunch special that they don't have in stock.

Bottom line: save your movie, and save your time.


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