I really miss the hippie feel of living in Flagstaff, of a free-spirited, nature-loving community that’s super-friendly and not afraid to share with each other. That’s why I loved Wanderlust, a super-charming and cute movie with memorable characters and a story you’d almost like to be a part of yourself.
Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star as George and Linda, a New York City-based couple forced to leave their home because of hard times. They ultimately decide to ditch the traditional grind and give living on a hippie commune a try, at least for a couple of weeks.
Their new lives take some getting used to, as everything is shared at the commune, from vehicles to sexual partners. What initially seems like a fun experiment causes George and Linda to question their marriage and what their life values should be.
Each person at the commune is interesting, from the nudist winemaker to the douchebag shaman (played by Justin Theroux, Aniston’s real-life boyfriend she met on the set.)
I also loved watching the dynamics of George and Linda’s relationship, and the issues they face in their new environment are interesting to watch unfold. Maybe I’m a little biased because I love some of the characters’ values myself, but I thought Wanderlust had a really sweet feel and a lot of likability.