"Wanderlust" is a humoristic film about a wild journey a married couple takes on, in a commune full of hippies, nudists, booze and drugs, starring Jennifer Aniston as Linda and Paul Rudd as George.
After their dreams crashed in New York and being financially unable to stay in their tiny and expensive loft, the couple decides to relocate to Georgia with George’s obnoxious brother while they get back on their feet.
The film shows perfect examples of struggles our modern society faces nowadays.
Elysium is the name of the commune, where they decide to stay after figuring out the easygoing lifestyle they will be part of.
Their stay at Elysium was an amazing adventure, but soon enough they find out that the people at the commune are extremely different.
Elysium’s principles are a little too wild, especially their “Free Love” belief.
In fact they share everything, idea to which the couple never really adjusted.
The storyline is quite different, but in fact there are a few movies where couples get themselves in circles of love and end up realizing they ultimately don’t want to share their partner.
The stoner comedy takes a switch to a hopeless romantic love movie, in this case categorizing it with the rest of the movies that lead on you on to a certain theme, and end up being love movies.
The movie is funny, it will have you giggling throughout the entire film, but it is not the funniest movie yet.
The story is interesting and the problems are realistic, thought at times there is exaggeration on the hippies’ role at the commune. Somewhat being stereotyped as naïve.
Aniston certainly played a terrific role, but she does not quite fit as a hippie. As far as Paul Rudd, he keeps surprising his audience with totally different roles in each film he has made, pulling them all off.
From his hippie friendly attitude, to his bizarre face expressions.
They also have a tremendous cast aside from the couple starring, which adds credibly to the film.