Excerpt: Wanderlust finds excuses for its comedy, not reasons. That’s the distinction that sinks the film in the back half after a promising start which finds George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) down on their luck, seeking refuge in a commune. For a while, Wanderlust is going somewhere.
Conclusion: Both Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston have done better. Frankly, though, Wanderlust got a bit of a bad rap. It's a funny movie -- definitely funny enough for a rental. Fans of David Wain, Ken Marino, and State -style comedy may want to go for the full purchase, though.
Conclusion: 'Wanderlust's success rests on the shoulders of Paul Rudd, who seems to effortlessly carry the movie's somewhat forced gimmick. If you're looking for a few good belly laughs then this is the movie for you. I really enjoyed it. The video and audio are both nicely done.
Excerpt: Director David Wain’s roots are in sketch comedy and they’ve shown through in his feature film career. His first two movies, Wet Hot American Summer and The Ten , operate more episodically than linearly, but as Wain has continued to work, his projects and style have matured with him.
Excerpt: The premise for David Wain ’s disappointing, Judd Apatow -produced comedy Wanderlust recalls the ingenious plot of Albert Brooks ’ Lost In America, a Reagan-era classic in which Brooks’ uptight big-city neurotic decides to drop out of the rat race after getting passed up for a big promotion.
Summary: Cut-rate auteur Zelimir Zilnik's witless follow-up to 1995 fest fave "Marble Ass," the plodding and cheaply-made road pic "Wanderlust" will have most auds feeling just that as lights come up. Pic will travel only as far as fests familiar with helmer's work.