David Wain strikes again! This time in the form of a
romantic comedy that centers on George and Linda (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston),
a Manhattan couple who is forced to leave their luxurious 'micro-loft' (studio apartment) due
to job woes. They head to Atlanta to stay with George's brother in hopes for
employments. After hours of
driving the duo find themselves reserving a room at a kitschy, southern commune
with mega-hippies. Wildly
inappropriate hilarity ensues as George and Linda work to discover themselves
through a lifestyle that neither truly understands.
David Wain and Ken Marino collaborated
on this side-splitting script filled with perfect dead pan delivery by comedic
heavy-hitters like Kerri Kenney, Alan Alda, Joe Lo Truglio, and Kathryn Hahn.
I truly love the ensemble factor in
Wain's films, and Wanderlust is no
different. The cast works brilliantly together"”bringing out subtle nuances in
performances across the board. I have very little complaints with the film
except that the story is severely unbelievable in places. This kind of humor
needs suspended reality, and that's exactly what it is. The story isn't as
important as the characters and journeys they go on. One too many genital jokes for this to be a family film, but
perfect for a date night.