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"WANDERLUST"
(2012) (Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Moderate
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: After they end up unemployed, a married couple decides to try living on a rural commune where free love reigns.
PLOT:
George (PAUL RUDD) and Linda (JENNIFER ANISTON) are a married couple who have just bought a micro-loft in Manhattan. But when his boss is arrested by the FBI and her documentary film is turned down by HBO, George and Linda find themselves unemployed and thus hit the road for Atlanta. There, they'll live with and George will work for his racist, demeaning and highly competitive brother, Rick (KEN MARINO), and that man's long-suffering wife, Marissa (MICHAELA WATKINS), who drowns her rich lifestyle in one margarita after another.

Along the way, however, George and Linda end up spending the night at a remote bed and breakfast that turns out to be hippie-style commune. Founded decades ago by Carvin (ALAN ALDA) -- whose mind isn't exactly clear due to past acid use -- the place is now lead by Seth (JUSTIN THEROUX) who welcomes the outsiders after they crash their car trying to back away from the commune's resident nudist, vintner and novelist, Wayne (JOE LO TRUGLIO).

After spending a pleasant if eye-opening night there, they head to Rick's place, only to realize they can't stand it and thus return to the commune, with the plan that they'll give it a two-week tryout. That's appealing to Seth who obviously wants to apply the group's free love mentality to Linda, while Eva (MALIN AKERMAN) wouldn't mind bedding George. Rodney (JORDAN PEELE) obviously already did that with Almond (LAUREN AMBROSE) who's nine months pregnant, while other commune residents, including Karen (KATHRYN HAHN) and Kathy (KERRI KENNEY-SILVER), have their own idiosyncrasies.

As they try to adapt to the unusual lifestyle, George and Linda find their marriage challenged, all while the commune's residents must contend with developers who want to turn their woodsy paradise into a casino.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some teens might be drawn to the racy material, especially if they're fans of anyone in the cast or the past works of the filmmakers (including the movie "Role Models").
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
Considering what occurs in the film (free/casual & adulterous sex, drug use, strong profanity, public nudity, racism, etc.)...


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