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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)  »

Also Known As:

Locura en el paraíso  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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

During the scene at Elysium where everyone is sitting around the 'truth circle' and George is given a bowl of Ayahuasca tea to drink, he smells it and passes it to Linda saying that the tea "smells like Willie Nelson's braids". Willie Nelson was the name of Paul Rudd's character's pet dog in the movie Our Idiot Brother (2011) which, incidentally besides Paul Rudd also starred Kathryn Hahn. See more »

Goofs

As George drives the Escalade through the picnic tables of nudists, in one shot it is clearly not Paul Rudd driving. See more »

Quotes

Linda: Oh it's you.
Seth: Yes, I'm doing primal gesticulating.
Linda: I thought someone was getting ax murdered.
Seth: The only thing getting murdered are my anxieties, tensions and fears. Speaking figuratively of course. I'm against violence of any kind.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Project X (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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