Wanderlust

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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.

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George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) have overextended, overstressed lives in Manhattan. After George loses his job, he and Linda have little choice but to move to Atlanta and stay with his terrible brother. On the way, the couple happen upon Elysium, an idyllic counterculture community, where money, careers and clothing are strictly optional. George and Linda think that they can make a fresh start in Elysium, only they may be trading one set of problems for another.

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Critic Reviews for Wanderlust

All Critics (145) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (86) | Rotten (59)

  • Trust me, this movie doesn't deliver on any level, high or low.

    March 2, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • There's a great deal of cheerfully excessive bad taste in this broad comedy, produced by Judd Apatow.

    March 1, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Surprising, sweet and charming, David Wain proves himself a comic director par excellence.

    March 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston click so well, and credibly, as a screen couple in Wanderlust, you may wonder why they couldn't be a go-to pairing for just about any quirky romcom.

    March 1, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to remember a comedy so populated with good character bits.

    February 29, 2012
  • You know you're in trouble when not even the improvised scenes and fluffed out-takes are funny.

    February 29, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Wanderlust

  • Dec 21, 2012
    Highly predictable, crass comedy from the mind of Judd Apatow. Three stars, but reluctantly, as about the only character I found I could like was Linda, played by Jennifer Aniston. Very few moments that I would actually describe as funny. I liked it, but only a little bit.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2012
    Another movie with a wasted concept filled with predictable and dull jokes and Rudd and Aniston seemingly phoning it all in. The only highlight is Theroux as the community leader, clearly exemplifying the fact he should have consulted on the screenplay to give this some actual humour.
    Jason S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2012
    PURE TRASH NOTHING MORE 0 Stars 9-14-12
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2012
    "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 K Super Reviewer

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