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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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David Wain

Writers:

David Wain (as David B. Wain), Ken Marino
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... George Gergenblatt
Jennifer Aniston ... Linda Gergenblatt
Justin Theroux ... Seth
Alan Alda ... Carvin Waggie
Malin Akerman ... Eva
Ken Marino ... Rick Gergenblatt
Joe Lo Truglio ... Wayne Davidson
Kathryn Hahn ... Karen
Kerri Kenney ... Kathy (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)
Lauren Ambrose ... Almond Cohen
Michaela Watkins ... Marisa Gergenblatt
Jordan Peele ... Rodney Wilson
Linda Lavin ... Shari Selman
Jessica St. Clair ... Deena Schuster
Todd Barry ... Sherm
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Leave your baggage behind.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This was the last film to use the late 1990s Universal logo. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Talking to himself in a mirror]
George Gergenblatt: This was your idea, George. It's a good idea, right? It's a good idea. Monogamy is sexual slavery. She got an exquisite pussy. Well, how 'bout my exquisite erection? Huh? Eva, what do you think? Do you like my exquisite erection? Do you like my erection selection? What do you think, Eva? Yeah? You gon' take it? You gon' take that dick? You gon' take that *dick*? I'm gon' pop off a piece of my dick! Oh, yeah, I'm fixins to fuck ya. I'm gon' fuck ya. I'm gon' get ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.43 (2012) See more »

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Wanderlust No Spoilers
28 June 2012 | by the_ka-tet_of_oneSee all my reviews

I had to write a review for this movie because I read some reviews on this site before I watched it and was really debating on whether I should even see it, but my girlfriend insisted. I thought from other people's reviews that this movie was going to SUCK.

However it didn't. Far from it, I actually found myself laughing the entire movie. Not a single actor, line or scene disappointed me. Yes there was some awkward moments and characters, but hell, what's a comedy without that? It didn't censor itself but rather embraced it's originality; and that's why I think I enjoyed it so much. So to anybody reading these reviews that are saying it's not funny, don't listen to them, give it a chance and I doubt you'll be disappointed. I sure as hell wasn't.

And to any male readers discouraged by the fact that there is a male nudist in the movie, you can breathe easy- it's a prosthetic.

All in all I'll give this movie a 9 because it's funny, original, kind of weird, and yet totally awesome.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,526,650, 26 February 2012

Gross USA:

$17,450,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,812,816
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1.85 : 1
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