From the director of Role Models comes another strong comedy sure to become a cult favorite. Feeling like it could take place in the same hippie-filled world of Rudd’s last film Our Idiot Brother, Wanderlust takes you into the peaceful and awkward world of modern commune living.
Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston play a penniless yuppy couple left homeless after both of their jobs suddenly fall apart. To get their feet back on the ground, they make the move to Atlanta to live and work with Rudd’s brother, but along the way are distracted by a the Elysium bed and breakfast in Northern Georgia. The friendly and small drug-filled compound detaches them from reality and they begin to learn more about themselves than they ever knew – for better or for worse.
The final act of Wanderlust gets a little shaky, but the non-stop laugh-out-loud comedy stops it from derailing. Consisting of Rudd, Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio and Kathryn Hahn, the known actors in the film make you laugh just as much as usual – but even the unknown and unrecognizable actors earn hearty laughs.
Wanderlust isn’t the biggest, best or funniest R-rated comedy out there, but it’s definitely a breath of delightfully and lightweight refreshing comedic air. As long as you can handle the disgusting image of slow-motion full frontal overweight nudity being burned into your mind, you’ll walk away completely entertained.
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