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.


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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) Universal

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Critic Reviews for Wanderlust

All Critics (143) | Top Critics (42)

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

Mar 2, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

There's a great deal of cheerfully excessive bad taste in this broad comedy, produced by Judd Apatow.

Mar 1, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's hard to remember a comedy so populated with good character bits.

Feb 29, 2012 | Full Review…

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

Feb 29, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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A messy but occasionally very funny satirical comedy...

Feb 28, 2012
New Yorker
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Rudd might not be the subtlest straight man in movies, but, as of this moment, he's the best.

Feb 27, 2012 | Full Review…

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
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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.
Cynthia S.

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"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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