So Paul Rudd’s starring turn in Our Idiot Brother didn’t exactly prove he’s a powerhouse at the box office, but with that comedy he didn’t have Jennifer Aniston by his side. However in Universal Pictures’ 2012 R-rated comedy, Wanderlust, he has Aniston and a nudist colony – which means there’s potential for naked bodies – for support. Will it fare any better in theaters? We have to wait until February 24, 2012 to find out.
George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George’s awful brother in Atlanta.
On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It can’t buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them.
Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?