“Wanderlust,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, is rated “R” for “rental.”
The movie was highly entertaining at times but also awkward, leaving audience members speechless instead of roaring with laughter. It seemed the director, David Wain, was attempting to make each scene as far out there and unreal as possible. He succeeded.
Ranging from nudist novelists, a lost couple and a “free love” environment, “Wanderlust” leaves its viewers with raised eyebrows.
Wain carefully crafted his cast in designing who he planned to play the leading roles in his latest movie.
Rudd has been known for making “senseless” comedies, starring in “Role Models,” “Knocked Up” and “40 Year-Old Virgin.”
Aniston, who was obviously chosen after her sassy supporting role in “Horrible Bosses,” lit up the screen once more taunting the audience with every scene she was in.
Rudd is creating a name for himself in this type of comedy and Aniston is leaning more and more toward a career change to the lame-brain comedy, too.
Hollywood is running thin on plot lines, but this time came up with something entirely original, even if it wasn’t a home run. There were certainly times that left everyone looking left and right, trying to diagnose what vomit had just been spilled on the screen, but there were also some truly hysterical parts that reminisced early Jim Carrey days like “Liar Liar.”
Rudd carried most of the movie on his back which was a surprise given his co-star, and he led the comic relief with his wild facial expressions and constant physical humor.
The theme of the movie seemed to bounce around a bit, but for the most part it featured life as a “hippy.” The majority of the time it was poking fun at that culture, while also countering its criticism for the “quiet” lifestyle by jabbing at the city folk as well.
“Wanderlust” is rated R and people should be warned that the content is highly vulgar. It is meant for a mature audience. If you are feeling queasy about exposed private parts, profane language, along with extreme sexual content, then this is probably not the best source of entertainment for you. However, if that sounds like it is right up your alley, “Wanderlust” will not disappoint.