Wanderlust Review

Wanderlust; where do I begin? Like most of you I saw the multiple previews with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston staying at commune hanging out with the hippies smoking weed and playing guitar. What I didn’t expect was what actually was the movie Wanderlust. As my friend and I took our seat to watch this movie we talked about the funny preview moments and how excited we were to see this movie. As the movie ended and we turned to look at each other we were both unsure of what just happened.
The movie starts with George, played by Paul Rudd and Linda, played by Jennifer Aniston purchasing their first “home” in a prime location in New York City. After a few mishaps in the working world Linda and George find themselves unemployed and unable to pay the mortgage on their home. They are left with their only option, moving to Atlanta to live and work for Paul’s brother Rick, played by Ken Marino (who also wrote and directed this flick). On their way to Atlanta a very tired and sleepy George and Linda decide to stay over at a “Bed and Breakfast”, also known as the commune. This is where things get a little crazy.
The plot of this movie is George and Linda finding out that working and living in the big city with all the technology and fast moving life might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Getting to this point is quite the adventure. Please don’t get me wrong I spent most of the movie laughing, some because it was hilarious and other times because I didn’t know what else to do. There is lot nudity in this movie, and not always the kind of nudity your want to sit next to a complete stranger and see. There is also some outrageous lines and actions going on. Not something I expected from a Jennifer Aniston movie, but all the same funny.
As you can see I am really torn on this movie. I enjoyed the movie, laughed and felt entertained by Wanderlust. I also felt confused and unsure of what I had just seen. I think some will love this movie and possibly become a cult classic type movie and others will be completely turned off by it. Either way you look at it, it’s like a train crash you just can‘t seem to look away. I give this movie a B; simply because it was entertaining, and I can honestly say I didn’t think about anything while I was in this movie. I was totally engrossed in Wanderlust.
Tiffany Watts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *