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Wanderlust Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman

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George and Linda are a successful couple but when he loses his job and she can't sell her documentary, they are forced to sell their new condo and move. They decide to move in with George's brother but along the way, their car breaks down. Luckily, they are able to find a hotel where they meet a group with a commune and they ponder staying there but decide to continue on to Atlanta to start their new lives.

But within a few days of their arrival in Atlanta, George cannot handle it and he convinces Linda to return the commune with him. She agrees and they decide to give the lifestyle two weeks. Linda starts to enjoy the environment but George is not so sure and when they are both approached for "free love" they start to rethink their decision. But ultimately, Linda wants to explore this and George cannot handle the idea so he goes back to Atlanta where he realizes he cannot live without Linda.

At the same time, the commune is being threatened by real estate investors and the deed cannot be found. Linda ends up flashing the reporters who come out to cover the story which ends up getting them a reprieve while they continue to search.
Best part of story, including ending: I found this movie boring and rather stupid. I pondered turning it off more than once.

Best scene in story: When George decides to go back for Linda.

Opinion about the main character: George seemed a little bit wimpy.

The review of this Movie prepared by Sharon a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar





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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Religion themed film?    -   Yes Kind of religion story    -   cult (watch out for the cool aid!)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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