Thursday, 30 August 2012

Wanderlust: Blu Ray Review

Wanderlust: Blu Ray Review


Rating: M
Released by Universal Home Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd team up again in this comedy about a couple of New Yorkers Linda and George, who when evicted from their studio apartment downtown due to lack of rent, end up in a hippy commune of Elysium.

Their accidental first night stay proves to be perfect bliss and when they find real life unable to fulfill them, they head back to Elysium.

Only, second time around, things aren't as great as they'd thought - property developers are sniffing at the land; George becomes more uptight at the whole hippy vibe, and Linda gets fully into the way of life....

Wanderlust lacks enough laughs to sustain it - and while it initially starts off pretty funny and sardonic, it soon loses its way unfortunately. It goes more for the school of scenes starting off funny, then going on way too long and just ending up the wrong side of uncomfortably awkward.

Which is a real shame as Aniston and Rudd have great comedic chops together (and the lure of a topless Jennifer Aniston may prove too much of a drawcard to some) - and despite a relatively tight ensemble who has some talent between them, there's just not enough humour or WTF moments to shock and amuse in equal measures.

Disappointing.

Extras: Gag reel, deleted scenes - nothing exceptional at all.

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