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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.


David Wain


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
Malin Akerman ... Eva
Ken Marino ... Rick
Joe Lo Truglio ... Wayne
Kathryn Hahn ... Karen
Kerri Kenney ... Kathy (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)
Lauren Ambrose ... Almond
Michaela Watkins ... Marissa
Jordan Peele ... Rodney
Linda Lavin ... Shari
Jessica St. Clair ... Deena Schuster
Todd Barry ... Sherm


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Leave your baggage behind.


Comedy | Romance

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) See more »

Also Known As:

Locura en el paraíso See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,526,650, 26 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,225,675, 30 March 2012
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennifer Aniston and Katherine Hahn also appeared in We're The Miller's. See more »


When Linda takes her clothes off in front of the bulldozer, the Atlanta PM camera crew are still not set up, but then on the TV they show the footage before she even begins to get naked. See more »


Kathy: A lot of magical things have happened since you walked through those doors.
Karen: Amen.
Kathy: My menstrual cycle started back up again. And I don't even have a uterus. I mean I have it... it's in a jar. It's actually in the room that you're staying in.
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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 »


Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.33 (2012) See more »


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Written by Dominic Glover, Gary James Crockett, Jay Stuart Glover
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It just never really gets any good.
28 June 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is an offensively bad movie or one that constantly annoyed me but there is just absolutely nothing about it that stands out or ever works out as anything truly great or hilarious.

No, I really didn't get any laughs out of this movie, expect for the very random Ray Liotta cameo. For some reason Ray Liotta cameo's always make me laugh. But other than that, the movie is offering far too little laughs. It's all quite predictable and besides its moments often go on for far too long.

Same goes for the entire movie. It just goes on and on, without making a clear point about anything. Seriously, the movie for the longest time is going absolutely nowhere and I still don't understand why this movie exists. It's one you can very easily do without.

It's also definitely because of its premise that I just see this as a very pointless and a not all that great comedy. I just couldn't buy into its premise of city folks suddenly trying to live in a rural commune. For me there was no good reason why they even tried this and it really doesn't work out as anything convincing. I wish the movie would had done more with its story and characters, to at least make the movie a bit more amusing to watch.

I honestly really like Paul Rudd but if he like him or any of the other actors in this movie, this is still not a good reason to go and see this movie. The material they all had to work what was just too weak and not all of the jokes seem to have been thought through thoroughly enough, probably because most of the movie its jokes came from the actor's improvising on the spot.

Definitely not worth seeing, though it remains far from the worst stuff the genre has to offer.



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