I decide to ignore the bad reviews and watch Wanderlust because I love Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston. Big mistake…
From Rotten Tomatoes: George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George’s awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It can’t buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them. Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 60%
Mountain Xpress rating: 2 stars
Verdict: 2 out of 5 stars. This was the most unfunny movie I’ve seen in awhile. I laughed once (when Paul Rudd was practicing seducing Malin Akerman). I did love Ken Marino (from Party Down) as George’s brother.