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Wanderlust

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

February 24, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

David Wain

Starring :

Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Lauren Ambrose, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Michaela Watkins, Kathryn Hahn, Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : C

“..was a lot more fun to make than it is to watch..”
by Barbara VanDenburgh [Arizona Republic]
“..this movie enjoys starting every laugh with a dropped jaw..”
2.5 of 4

“..these anachronistic counter-culture types, meant to be oddly funny, are hardly a laugh riot..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : D

“..there was so much potential in this project, from concept to cast..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
Review rate : D

“..there are solid, often funny performances..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
Review rate : C

“..the laughter is served up naughty and nice, and frequently au naturel, earning it an R rating when perhaps RR would have been more appropriate..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..technically sound but undistinguished -- conjures bemused smiles early on, anyway, but too rarely delivers genuine laughs..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
“..offers the most familiar conflict it can think of as backdrop for the impending marital crisis..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : C

“..none of the hilarity is enough to keep Wanderlust from feeling like a late-night comedy-show sketch stretched to feature length..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
Review rate : C

“..most of it is pretty funny stuff..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
Review rate : C+

“..mined for cheap laughs or timely drama ages ago, complete with comical nudity and trippy hallucinogenic freakouts..”
by Nathan Rabin [AV Club]
2.5 of 4

“..may fail as satire, but its absurdist slant and eye for detail sustain it through its cruder passages..”
by Jesse Cataldo [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : A-

“..it's a pleasure to see Aniston thrive in her comedy zone..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : C

“..funny, it also meanders..”
by James Rocchi [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..as the story starts getting somewhat mundane once the overused plot device is introduced that has the commune..”
by Edward Douglas [ComingSoon.net]
Review rate : D

“..actually, that seems a bit tricky, which may be why for every few jokes that hit in this story about a recession-battered New York couple finding themselves on a Georgia commune, one sputters and dies..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]

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