It was really hard to decide whether to include or not to include this new age comedy in the movies worth watching list, but in the end Paul Rudd’s performance along with some aspects of the story prevailed. Wanderlust is one of those hipster comedies that tries so hard not to be it, but eventually it just accepts the truth and goes along with it. The thing that makes this movie work is the Paul Rudd’s character, a calm, rational average guy who thinks like the rest of us but also has a wild side and some dreams (I guess wet) that he would like to see happen in real life, and this is the reason why you should see the movie (well, I guess Jennifer is easy on the eye too). If you ever wondered what would happen if you joined a hippy community along with your girlfriend/wife this is what would probably happen. There are a few good jokes and awkward situations that make it look like a comedy, but I think that Wonderlust would be much better off as some fucked up drama, but I guess there are enough movies about crazy hippie cults.

George and Linda Gergenblatt are living in the city, busy with their day-to-day boring survival. They both are working (or at least trying in Linda’s case), but they’re not rich and can barely make the payments. After their latest purchase of a crappy apartment they’re left without money and are forced to go live with George’s brother and his wife (not a very good solution). On their way there they stumble upon a community of free-lovin’ hippies living in the woods a different lifestyle without boundaries and obligations. Linda is immediately attracted to this new thing, while George remains skeptical, but as tension rise in his brother’s house they decide to give a hippy commune a go, and this will prove to be an experience of a lifetime…

Director: David Wain

Cast: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, Joe Lo Truglio

Fun Facts: Despite being naked throughout the film, Joe Lo Truglio wore a prosthetic penis. Most of the cast ran up to him and touched it as a joke after showing up on set.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655460/

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