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Wanderlust (2012)

R  |   |  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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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  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Kathy says a mispronounced line in Swedish ("God afton") and says that she studied economics in Stockholm. Malin Akerman, who plays Eva, is Swedish and born in Stockholm. See more »


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 »


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

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 »


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User Reviews

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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