Review Movie Wanderlust Starring Paul Rudd Jennifer Aniston
Wanderlust is a 2012 American comedy film directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Ken Marino, who also produced with Judd Apatow and Paul Rudd.
The film stars Jennifer Aniston and Rudd as a married couple who try
to escape modern society by finding themselves on a commune in Georgia
, after the economy crashes down on their dreams in New York City.
George and Linda Gergenblatt are an urban married couple who purchase a micro-loft in New York after much hesitation.
George is expecting a promotion while Linda is trying to sell a documentary to HBO.
Soon after purchasing their home, George learns that his company has folded, overnight, while HBO rejects Linda’s documentary.
With both out of work, they are forced to sell their apartment and drive to Atlanta to live with George’s arrogant brother Rick and his wife Marisa after Rick offers George a job.
After many hours on the highway, Linda demands they stop to rest.
The closest place to stop appears to be a bed and breakfast hotel named Elysium. After exiting the highway, as they approach, they are surprised to see a naked man walking ahead of them.
He approaches them. Startled and apprehensive, George tries to back up to the highway, but accidentally flips the car over.
The nude man, Wayne Davidson, helps them out of the car, and they are forced to stay at the hotel. They meet several colorful guests, and then go to bed.
While trying to sleep, they are distracted by noises downstairs. When they go to investigate, they learn that Elysium is a hippie commune.
They meet various eccentric residents of Elysium, including Seth, Eva, and Elysium’s owner Carvin. George and Linda spend the night feeling more alive than before.
In the morning, everyone helps flip the car back upright so they can leave, as Seth urges them to stay, but they continue on to Atlanta.
George and Linda arrive at Rick’s house and find the atmosphere chaotic.
George quickly reaches a breaking point with Rick and takes Linda back to Elysium, where they are welcomed back.
George is excited about the simpler lifestyle while Linda is hesitant.
They decide to stay and give the place a two-week trial run. After a few days, Linda starts feeling enlightened after drinking some drug laced tea in the truth circle, while George begins having second thoughts.
George and Linda soon learn that ‘free love’ is strongly encouraged as Seth and Eva want to seduce Linda and George, respectively.
Both George and Linda rebuff the notion of free love, and several crazy situations arise during that period, bizarre and otherwise.