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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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Kathy (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locura en el paraíso  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The trailer has a clip of Paul Rudd walking into his room to find Jennifer Aniston lying on the bed with two other women. Rudd asks "What happened?" to which Aniston replies "You just missed it. It was so beautiful." This clip is not in the movie. See more »


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 »


George Gergenblatt: Can somebody go a day in this place without a dick in their face?
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.105 (2012) See more »


Written by Murray Burns, Colin Bayley
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User Reviews

Tries too hard
20 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Wanderlust" is about a young New York couple who are suddenly left with no income and need to find a place to live. On the way to Atlanta, they come across a love commune and end up staying for a while. This movie is filled with failed attempts at humor, don't get me wrong, some parts are genuinely funny, but most of it seems like they tried too hard to get a laugh. The main redeeming quality of "Wanderlust" is Paul Rudd's performance. His character counter-acted the rest of the cast's mediocre comedy. Overall I think it is an interesting story line with a lot of potential that simply fell a little flat. I would definitely suggest waiting for this one to come out DVD and saving the ten dollars.

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