Wanderlust 2011

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(66) IMDb 5.6/10

George and Linda are an over-extended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George loses his job they find themselves with only one option; to move in with George's awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there George ad Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colourful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things.

Starring:
Jennifer Aniston,Malin Akerman
Runtime:
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director David Wain
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Malin Akerman
Supporting actors Paul Rudd, Ray Liotta, Justin Theroux, Lauren Ambrose, Alan Alda
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 July 2012
Format: DVD
Wanderlust features Paul Rudd (Our Idiot Brother) and Jennifer Anniston (The Bounty Hunter) playing New York couple George & Linda. After striving for years; they finally get their foot on the property (step)ladder in New York with a micro-loft (read; studio apartment). When George is made redundant unexpectedly and Linda's latest sales pitch falls flat they find themselves having to turn-tail, sell and shack up with George's obnoxious Georgia-based brother. En route, they break-down and with little other choice, have to stay at commune Elysium. Disillusioned with city life so far but enamoured by the absence of materialism and finally feeling liberated they decide to give this commune-living thing a shot but it brings more challenges than they are ready for. Are they truly cut out for free-love?

Wanderlust is a beautifully filmed affair; the idyllic surrounds of the forest and the estate are warm and welcoming and the supporting cast are fantastic. Whether it's the ridiculously good-looking & skilled guitarist Seth (Justin Theroux - Zoolander) or the honey-trap Eva (Malin kerman - Catch .44) or any of the other idiom-riddled bunch of reprobates, there is sure to be someone to make you laugh. The script really isn't pushing the envelope in any respect, but there were numerous points where the writing is witty and genuinely amusing - the time-lapse scene in the car for instance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rob Simpson on 8 Nov. 2012
Format: DVD
This fish out of the water comedy is good fun during the first half, it's never enough to have you rolling around in laughter, but it's always does enough to make you smile. Then in the second half the water dries up only to be replaced by broader, generic Judd Apatow production set pieces and a Hollywood ending that damages the film thanks to a plot hole opened up by pursuing a happy contained story. The final third is also guilty of pulling a character in directions which don't work for the person we know him to be. Still, like David Wain's earlier film, Role Models, Wanderlust takes a good idea and makes it look like hard work.

Also, Paul Judd's improvised sex pep talk into a mirror is not funny. Its not funny. Stop it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RickAnne on 30 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Oh no, the same old rom-com stuff. I dont know, I love Jenny, but these movies are just so predictable - but hey, perhaps that's it. Perhaps it's that warm cozy feeling we all like to feel? But no. Wanderlust should of been better with the amazing talent on offer but it just falls flat. The scenes just carry on, bleeding the life out of exhausted joke after exhausted joke. Its embarrasing, because you can almost feel your 'chuckle' muscle ready to launch into uncontrolable mirth & mayhem, but then the punch line never comes, the actors looked bored & the only fun thing about the main feature is the out takes.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 July 2013
Format: DVD
George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) are a pretentious NY couple. When their jobs go south, so do they, to live with Paul's uncouth brother (Ken Marino) in Atlanta. Unable to live with him, they opt to go live in a hippy commune. As it turns out the members are not as likeable as George originally thought and one has designs on his wife.

I kept waiting for the film to become funny and break out of its predictable mold. It never did. Perhaps the funniest thing was Aniston ranting about Penguins being killed by global warming and living with the seals and polar bears in the Arctic. I didn't know if it was intended to show Aniston's character was stupid or the writer of the script was stupid. Penguins don't live in the Arctic. And since no one at HBO caught the goof while watching her film, I bet it was a stupid mistake made by writers who are not smarter than a fifth grader.

I was bored for most of the film.

Parental Guide: F-bombs, sex talk, full frontal nudity (male/female). No sex scenes.
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By Sam Tyler on 11 Oct. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I remember when Paul Rudd used to be a likable onscreen presence; he would bring an everyman appeal to a comedy film and play the perfect straight man. Nowadays he just appears to be a little smug at times, you are meant to root for him, but instead think he is a little glib. This is shown more than ever in `Wanderlust' a film in which not only is Rudd's character of George unlikable, but somehow Jennifer Aniston as his onscreen wife Linda, is even worse. When the couple drop out of society and join a commune we are meant to laugh and cry with them as they learn to shed their city ways. Instead you soon shed any hope of this film being good.

The unlikable duo at the core of the film is the main issue with `Wanderlust', but not the only one. Linda is particularly bad as she jumps off the deep end, drinking the commune coolaid far too quickly. The entire purpose of the film is seeing whether George and Linda can weather the storm and you just don't care. The film is not aided by the hackneyed writing. Justin Theroux is thrown to the lions with a poorly written character and he hams it up far too much. Only Kathryn Hahn comes out of the film with any credit with a good performance as a crazed communite.

`Wanderlust' is a film that appears to sneer at the viewers and everyone in society, from those that live in the city to those that choose the country. It has a sense of aloofness that it does not justify - the script is cliché and poor. If you are going to take intellectual pretensions, at least have a story that does not follow the Rom Com dot-to-dot that has plagued the genre for decades.

The film is set in New York and the country so does benefit from the visuals being in HD, but it is not a must. Extras wise, there are some gags that are slightly better than the film itself.
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