Wanderlust is a humoristic film about a wild journey a married couple takes in a commune full of hippies, nudists, booze and drugs, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd.
After their dreams crashed in New York, making them financially unable to stay in their tiny and expensive loft. Linda and George decide to relocate to Georgia, with George’s obnoxious brother while they get up on their feet.
The film shows perfect examples of struggles our modern society faces.
Their stay at Elysium commune was an amazing adventure, but they soon find out that the people at the commune are extremely different.
Elysium’s principles are a little too wild, especially its “Free Love” belief.
It shares everything, an idea that the couple never really adjusted to.
The story line is quite different, but there are other movies where couples get into 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 movie, in this case categorizing it with the rest of the movies that lead you on to believe they have 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 out there.
The story is interesting and the problems are realistic, though at times there is exaggeration on the hippies roles at the commune, somewhat being stereotyped as naive.
Aniston certainly played a terrific role, but she does not quite fit in as a hippie.
As far as Rudd, he keeps surprising his audience with totally different roles in each film he has starred in as Role Models, Knocked Up, I Love you Man and The 40 Year Old Virgin, pulling them all off. From his hippie friendly attitude, to his bizarre facial expressions.
It also has a tremendous cast aside from the couple starring, which adds credibility and more humor to the film.