Wanderlust can be a hit and miss movie, if you are like me and enjoy a no brainer comedy with witty banter and humorous one liners then this is 98 minutes well spent. The standout of this movie is Jennifer Aniston (I am a bit team Aniston over Jolie), she does blow me away with her ability to well, act. She has managed to breakout of her much loved Rachel Green character as of late, to spread her wings in varied roles such as a nymphomaniac dentist in Horrible Bosses, to unsuspecting antagonist in Derailed. Wanderlust brings Aniston back in a fun role where she stars alongside Paul Rudd. Take these two top earning actors, put them together and you have yourself a twisted 2012 comedy hit.
George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) Gergenblatt are your well to do New Yorkers who purchase a politically incorrect micro-loft in West Village only to learn that their new home is more micro than loft. Further bad luck sees George losing his job and forced to sell their shoebox and drive across country to live with George's obnoxious Port-a-loo owner brother Rick.
Further misfortune sees the couple in a car accident with a nudist as the catalyst who leads them to shelter at the Elysium commune. Here George and Linda let their hair down for a night and experience some very humble people with little need for material goods.
The community band together, flip the Gergenblatt's overturned car from the accident and George and Linda continue onto Rick's place. They last one night here with Rick, his alcoholic wife and brat of a son, before the duo make a pact to embark back to Elysium and experiment in hippy living for two weeks before they make their next move. Here is when the twists take place.
Aniston shines in this role as confused Manhattan-er turned tree hugger, whilst Rudd parallels his awkwardness from I Love You, Man with some aggressive humour (the mirror scene will have you gagging). Joining the stellar couple are Aniston's real life beau Justin Theroux (American Psycho, Zoolander) Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat, The Proposal) and comedy classic Alan Alda (M*A*S*H). Definitely not one for the kids, Wanderlust will have you in hysterics. Looking forward to Aniston's next offering.