Leave your baggage behind
Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.
Hippy commune comedy. Less funny than watching a penguin die of testicular cancer. Which, as it happens is the subject of documentary that New York film-maker Linda (Jennifer Aniston) tries to pitch to HBO.
Paul Rudd is one of the world's most likeable actors... and yet he stars in the world's most terrible films. Please, Hollywood, give Mr. Rudd a good movie.
The moral of this story is that city livin' is great and those that live in communes are stupid.
Or, it's that living off the land is great and consumer driven city dwellers are stupid.
No, wait, it might be that consumerism is brilliant and that these dirty hippies are morons.
It might be that meat is murder and the vegan way is the only way.
Or, it's possibly that meat is great, so up yours vegans.
Or, is it that free love is the way forward and monogamous relationships are holding us back?
No, that can't be right, it's that free love is scary and Paul Rudd is the one you really want.
I've got it! It's simply to forget about all of the above and just enjoy the funny blooper reel in the end credits.
On dear, I placed myself in a lot of pain and depression watching this god-awful film.
Can somebody tell me if this was supposed to be funny and was I meant to be smoking something at the time.
What a crock of utter rubbish from start to finish.
It makes me Wander if Paul and Jen actually got given a script when signing up for this trash.
This is without doubt the worst film I have seen of 2012.
Part of the No Rewatch November 2012 Project.
The previews had it wrong. Watching them, I thought I was going into basically a couple's version of Doc Hollywood. Don't get me wrong, I love Doc Hollywood, but it gets more or less remade every few years and it's never as good as the original.
I should probably point out that I don't like Jennifer Aniston. I don't wish her any harm or anything but I've never seen her be more compelling than an average cheese wheel and she's not so hot that she should be able to overcome being a totally talentless actress. I guess starring in one of the biggest sitcoms of all time goes a long way to…
Part of The December Project: Film #26
I'm quite a fan of two of David Wain's previous films Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models. Both films are prime examples of how comedies should work: Jokes arising from situations that are set up and then have a satisfying payoff. Funny dialogue is present, but it reveals something about the characters, and doesn't just sound like it was done in an improv reel.
Wanderlust seems to be the antithesis to those films. It's mostly everything I find wrong in modern comedies. It's full of jokes that just happen, and clearly improvised dialogue. Wain's other films may have had these moments, but at least they were strong enough jokes.
I think the…
Wanderlust is driven by a thin plot which fails to go anywhere, leaving this dull and forgettable film to try and raise some laughs. Sadly, it fails to do that, believing that humor comes from showcasing penises and giving Paul Rudd stupid monologues. Oddly enough, quite a chunk of the film seems to be devoted to getting Jennifer Aniston's character to fall for the character who's played by her real life husband, Justin Theroux.
I like Paul Rudd.
I don't like Jennifer Aniston or her beau.
The jokes weren't funny. The story wasn't funny. I do feel like it was trying to play off pop culture at times. I do feel Justin Theroux was in it because he was bonking Aniston. It really wasn't great.
Apatow should try to ignore that he ever made this film.
A likable movie that surpasses expectations. It's a genuinely funny film, mostly; but the more it relies on its secondary characters for humor the more typical and less enjoyable it becomes. As with most Apatow produced comedies, Wanderlust has a humanity to it that allows it to divulge into drama here and there and work, but the screenplay isn't strong enough to make the two main characters, let alone their new family, worth caring about enough to elevate it beyond a fun comedy with a little heart.
I like Paul Rudd. I really do. I just can't stand the movies he stars in.
Likeable enough but instantly forgettable and not really funny enough (unlike the hilarious Role Models). Paul Rudd gives it a go and his pre-sex warm-up routine is the standout but it's pretty dull stuff for the most part.
Koji sam ja prokleti sucker na romantične komedije. Osim dve-tri solidne scene, ovaj film je prokleto negledljivo govno.
Ali sam ga ipak pogledao do kraja jer nudi kolko-tolko zanimljivu priču. Jeniffer Aniston je užasna i jednostavno preozbiljna da bi bila smiješna, Paul Rudd je nešto bolji, ali...
Najbolja stvar u filmu je činjenica da vidiš genitalije i sise svih likova osim Jeniffer Aniston jer... Zašto ne?
Leave Your Baggage behind....and join a hippie commune! Lol.
I consider myself a hippie and that's the reason why I watched this film, but if you want to laugh-out-loud, this is a must to watch! Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd are two natural actors in this film, plus all the cast are pretty hilarious as well. Also, if you're a nudist, then this is a movie for you. Forgot to mention Justin Theroux was super hot in this film, I don't find him attractive in real life, but not in this film.
I still think it's a funny movie even after rewatching it, but half a point less because it got boring halfway through. Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston are such beautiful people! (and hilarious too!)
the usual, but ok