Wanderlust

(R) ★★☆☆☆

George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) are New Yorkers who lost their shirts in the recession. They pack up and putter south to stay with George’s brother Rick (Ken Marino). Along the way, they stumble across Elysium, a commune embodying every hippie cliché you’ve ever heard. George is initially into the lifestyle, tempted by Miss “We Share Everything” (Malin Akerman), but he loses interest just as Linda signs on. One of the weaker and cruder Apatow gang creations.

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