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Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston
Feb 23, 2012
R, 1 hr. 20 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Kathryn Hahn, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Lauren Ambrose
Director: David Wain
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Genre: Comedy
Theater Release: Feb 23, 2012
DVD Release: Jun 19, 2012
Synopsis: 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

Critic Reviews

  • Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
    Trust me, this movie doesn't deliver on any level, high or low.
  • Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
    It's hard to remember a comedy so populated with good character bits.
  • Nigel Floyd, Time Out
    You know you're in trouble when not even the improvised scenes and fluffed out-takes are funny.
  • David Denby, New Yorker
    A messy but occasionally very funny satirical comedy...
  • David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
    Rudd might not be the subtlest straight man in movies, but, as of this moment, he's the best.
  • J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
    Being taken under Apatow's wing may have been a big career break for writer-director David Wain, but this lacks the sharp personality of some of his earlier movies.
  • Dana Stevens, Slate
    [The] shaggy but agreeable Wanderlust [is] worth the detour.
  • Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
    The film's problems go deeper than its outdated source of mockery and its narrative sloppiness. Worse than anything else, it's just not all that funny.
  • David Edelstein, NPR
    It takes guts to do a comedy this big without gross-out slapstick, and the writers and the actors are all in.
  • Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
    The leads are charming and although the plot twists are obvious, there are some funny scenes here.
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