Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wanderlust - A Movie Review

SweetPea and I went and saw this on the spur of the moment Sunday. I had heard good things about it and the preview looked funny. It's possible that I so rarely suggest seeing a film in the theatre that SweetPea (who loves going to the movies) will agree to just about anything if it means we get to go.

Wanderlust is billed as: "Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules."

While Wanderlust was not quite Bridesmaids level hysterical, it was definitely funny, with laugh so hard you cry moments, and didn't rely on crude, gross or slapstick humor. Wanderlust walks the fine line between creating charicatures and people that, yes, we probably all know someone just like.

The story, overall, is the generic romantic comedy story arc, but it's a worthwhile presentation with humor, characters you can empathize with, and an ending that doesn't completely turn its back on the "intentional community" of Elysium.

I'd give this movie a rating of: I want to own this.

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