Wanderlust (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wanderlust (2012)



Critic Consensus: It isn't always as funny as it should be, but Wanderlust benefits from an extremely talented cast and some of David Wain's most confident, assured work behind the camera.

Movie Info

George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George's awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It can't buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them. Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves? -- (C) Universalmore
Rating: R (for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ken Marino, David Wain
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 19, 2012
Box Office: $17.3M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Paul Rudd
as George
Alan Alda
as Carvin
Kerri Kenney-Silver
as Silver-Kathy
Jessica St. Clair
as Deena Schuster
John D'Leo
as Tanner
David Wain
as Himself
Keegan Michael Key
as Marcy's Flunkie
Mather Zickel
as Jim Stansel
Peter Salett
as Manfreddie
Nina Hellman
as Protester
Richard Allan Jones
as Jerry Beaver
Juana Samayoa
as Stephanie Davis
David Cardenas
as Ronny Shames
Sharon Lubin
as Danielle Meltser
Vester Grayson
as Janie Brody
Ronald McFarlin
as Billy Marcus
Jim Moffatt
as Tony Piloski
Sung-Suk Garber
as Janice Woo
Craig Wedren
as Elysium Band Member
Amy Miles
as Elysium Band
Charles Gansa
as Elysium Band
Roberto Zincone
as Elysium Band
Francis Capitanelli
as Elysium Band
Richard Jones
as Jerry Beaver
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News & Interviews for Wanderlust

Critic Reviews for Wanderlust

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (40)

Wanderlust doesn't have much new to say but it's fast, vulgar, forgettable fun.

Full Review… | August 5, 2015
Playboy Online

Even if Wanderlust is a bust, Rudd and Aniston will walk away from it with no repercussions as they both perform very well.

Full Review… | September 17, 2012
We Got This Covered

While everyone has their tastes and limits there must be a line when a film is so shameless in its lack of dignity and intellect and assumes the audience are just a bunch of rubes.

Full Review… | September 10, 2012

Better for having ambitions, but ironically less perfect for failing to live up to those ideals.

Full Review… | August 22, 2012

Wanderlust has a freewheeling, improvisational aesthetic that doles out enough solid jokes, even if it does so erratically.

Full Review… | August 17, 2012
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

probably looked much better on paper

Full Review… | August 14, 2012
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Wanderlust

Little bit disappointing. Had its moments, but wasn't consistently funny. It was okay, I guess, but I wish I hadn't bought it unseen. I usually like Jennifer Anniston's rom coms.

Re watched 6/15
I still don't like this movie. It's actually fine up until they reach the commune. I like the beginning set in New York. I think it's the setting that doesn't work for me. I don't know people like this and I don't want to.
Selling this.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Kind of painful to watch. I love Paul Rudd, but even he couldn't raise this sinking ship. The subject matter could have been really funny, but the way this storyline was presented just seemed to miss the mark every time. Pretty underwhelming film. Too bad.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

"Wanderlust" is exactly what the title suggests -- it wanders with its narrative with very little punchlines or humor to make it memorable. Paul Rudd is always good and always entertaining to watch, but with the lackluster script and boring plotline, "Wanderlust" is a pass altogether.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

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