Wanderlust Add To My Top 10
Lust in Almost All Its Forms
Release Date: February 24, 2012
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 100 minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures/Comcast
Director: David Wain
Executive Producer: Richard Vane
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George and Linda are a married couple who suddenly lose their jobs in New York City. They try to move closer to family in Atlanta to start over. On the way, however, they stumble across a bed and breakfast run by a hippie commune. After spending a magical night and day there, they abandon Atlanta as well to give life on the commune a chance.
Eventually, George learns that Linda slept with the commune leader. Dissension initiates, and they start noticing other things that annoy them. Among the annoyances are a commune founder (played by Alan Alda) whose mind is so fried by LSD that he constantly repeats himself, a complete lack of privacy, and the never-ending party atmosphere that they begin to wish could end. George tries to get involved with the commune’s free love and open marriage ideals, but finds he can’t. So, he leaves the commune, only to discover that he can’t live without Linda. What will he do?
As it bounces from one oddball commune scenario to another, WANDERLUST is occasionally amusing. However, the sheer bacchanalia and anything-goes spirit in the commune proves to very pagan. Thus, WANDERLUST has a Romantic, pagan, rebellious worldview with very strong false theology. The hippies not only commune with nature. They also repeatedly credit Mother Earth, Mother Nature, and a female God with providing the beauty of the world.
In addition to all this, there’s a scene where the protagonist and his wealthy, obnoxiously materialistic brother argue and hurl obscenities and insults at one another. Of course, during the commune scenes, the protagonist and his wife share drugs, alcohol, and very nearly themselves with the hippies. Sometimes, however, the movie seems to satirize the people in the commune as ridiculous and naïve, but this doesn’t last.
Besides adultery and some graphic sexual dialogue, WANDERLUST contains abundant foul language, including many strong obscenities and profanities. It also has some very explicit nudity.
The negative elements in WANDERLUST combine to give the movie MOVIEGUIDE®’s worst acceptability rating, Minus Four.
WANDERLUST is occasionally amusing. However, the anything-goes spirit proves to be very pagan. The hippies not only commune with nature. They also repeatedly credit Mother Earth, Mother Nature, and a female God with providing the world’s beauty. Thus, WANDERLUST has a Romantic, pagan, rebellious worldview with very strong false theology. WANDERLUST also contains abundant foul language, lewd dialogue, very explicit nudity, and many drug references. WANDERLUST deserves MOVIEGUIDE®’s worst acceptability rating, Minus Four.