Wanderlust (2012)

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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 … More

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
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as George

as Carvin

as Silver-Kathy

as Deena Schuster

as Tanner

as Himself

as Marcy's Flunkie

as Jim Stansel

as Manfreddie

as Protester

as Jerry Beaver

as Jerry Beaver

as Stephanie Davis

as Ronny Shames

as Danielle Meltser

as Janie Brody

as Billy Marcus

as Tony Piloski

as Janice Woo

as Elysium Band Member

as Elysium Band

as Elysium Band

as Elysium Band

as Elysium Band
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Critic Reviews for Wanderlust

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (40)

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
FoxNews.com

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

Full Review… | August 22, 2012
CraveOnline

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

Wanderlust takes its aim at some very broad targets so it's no wonder that the film's jokes tend to be blunt and obvious rather than rapier-sharp.

Full Review… | July 17, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Wanderlust

½

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.

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itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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.

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Nicki Marie

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.

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Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

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