Wednesday, May 29, 2013

PCP on DVD - Wanderlust

Some times I will pick up a film just because I like who is in the movie, without really knowing anything about the film.  In some cases, I pick up a great film that I missed.  In other cases, I pick up a dud that I wish I had missed.  Wanderlust is closer to the latter category than the former.

Wanderlust - 2012, rated R.  My rating:  6 out of 10.

I picked up Wanderlust because I like Paul Rudd a lot, and Jennifer Aniston can be good in some roles as well.  The film is the story of two New Yorkers who through a series of unfortunate events wind up spending some time living on a hippie commune.  The film has a few laughs and some heartwarming moments between Aniston and Rudd, but in general the film relies way too much on stereotypical hippie jokes, without a lot of originality.  Only the charisma of the stars as well as the great supporting cast (Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, & Alan Alda, amongst many) save the film from being a total disaster.  As it is though, the film is only so-so, and nothing particular to write home about.


  1. A better Paul Rudd movie is Our Idiot Brother, starts slow but grows on you. Funnier than Wanderlust

    1. I've been meaning to check that one out, I'll add it to the Netflix queue.