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Wanderlust (2012)

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Paul Rudd
Jennifer Aniston
Justin Theroux
Alan Alda
Malin Åkerman

Directed by David Wain

Distributed by Universal Pictures

Wanderlust tries and tries to make you laugh, but with the level of profanity and the weird nudity sessions, all I felt was disgusted and I left with a bad after taste.

Wanderlust is a certified box office bomb just making 21 out of the 35 million spent on production. Filming took place mostly in Georgia, the director David Wain who is also the writer kept fans update on the production progress on his blog, but failed to tell them that they will be wasting their time if they go see the movie.

I’m not a fan of listening to critics thoroughly, although I enjoy reading their comments but I have to admit with them this movie is crap.

The movie did boast of many jokes thrown here and there, problem is none quite hit home for me, having a movie showcasing nudist and hippies and free thinking may be a good thing on paper but mix that with Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd pairing up is a bad idea, even on paper. The on-screen chemistry was not there, they looked more like cousins than a couple (arguable siblings).

The plot show cases a couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) who stay together. George loses his job and his partner Aniston is unemployed, so the couple find themselves with only one option; move in with George's egotistic brother in Atlanta.

On their way there, they had an accident and stumbled upon Elysium, a community filled with characters who don’t believe in Money, Careers or Clothes. The couple found a home in this community and decides to give it a twirl.

The actors in this movie must have failed a course in acting class or either missed the class called, “How to act”, all the cast except from the two leads were either over-acting or either not interested in what was going on. The directing and the get together looks like someone must have been high on cheap drugs to put it all together, because i can't explain why someone will believe swear words and nudity will be better than using proper lines.

This is not Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston’s first time of working together, they both co-starred together in 18 episodes of the sitcom “Friends”where Paul played Phoebe’s love interest, turned husband. Aniston has done some pretty good movies over the years before this movie was the hit “Horrible Bosses” but this like “Just Go With It” (which starred Adam Sandler) is not it at all.

Save you money save your time, go see another movie.


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