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MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use.
Extremely Offensive
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1 hr. 38 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
February 24, 2012 (wide—2,002 theaters)
DVD: June 19, 2012
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loss of job

ANXIETY, FEAR AND WORRY—What does the Bible say? Answer

negative effects of constant stress on people’s lives

leaving the pressures of the big city

living in a hippie commune

living in a community where the only rule is to be yourself

How do I know what is right from wrong? Answer

Money—It can’t buy happiness.

fornication in the Bible


Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

NUDITY—Why are humans supposed to wear clothes? Answer

vulgarity in movies

Featuring: Paul RuddGeorge
Jennifer AnistonLinda
Justin TherouxSeth
Alan AldaCarvin
Malin AkermanEva
Ken Marino … Rick
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Director: David Wain
Producer: A Hot Dog
Apatow Productions
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Distributor: Universal Pictures

“Leave your baggage behind.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “An urban couple who, after losing all of their money, take refuge in a commune.

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star in Wanderlust, a raucous comedy from director David Wain (Role Models) and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) about a couple who leaves the pressures of the big city and joins a freewheeling community where the only rule is to be yourself.

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?”

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Positive—It constantly amazes when self proclaimed Christians go to R rated movie and then complain about it being filthy. If you are a good god fearing Christian, do NOT go to R rated movies; it is R rated, because it might have violence, offensive language, sexuality or nudity (which doesn’t necessarily mean sex) Christians should familiarize themselves with Judd Apatow—any movie that Judd Apatow is involved in are moralistic (“40 year old Virgin” extols virtues of waiting for sex until marriage) but they sexual innuendos, nudity and coarse language. If you find the human body, dirty, than I guess you will feel this movie is filthy and although it DOES show frontal nakedness, it is done in a humorous way NOT in a lascivious fashion. See all »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
Eva, age 57 (USA)
Negative—The movie is filthy. My husband and I were looking forward to a funny entertaining time at the theater. Instead we paid to feel bad. Jennifer Aniston went from a B actress to a C. Paul Rudd’s performance as he looked in the mirror to practice, what he would say to a upcoming encounter with a free spirit to engage in sex, was uncalled for. Biblical opinion based or not or just on the issue of morality itself, no one can or should condone this filth. I am quite clear that these comments I am making may be read by the cast and crew, and with good reason, they need to be.

Christianity will always be judged, and, as you know as true Christ followers, we don’t judge. Even if I was not a believer, I would not stand for such ill respect of an unsuspecting audience. There is a clear reason why Downton Abbey (PBS) is rated the #1 show in the U.S. and abroad. This should tell the writers and the film makers what people really want to see.

When Christ comes back, there will be no more pain or tears, and I know for certain I won’t have to feel Godly sorrow for those who don’t give our Savior the time of day.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: none
A. Jones, age 51 (USA)
Negative—I went with my friend tonight to see a funny and entertaining film with one of my favourite actresses. Unfortunately, what we saw was nothing of the sort. It was disrespectful, crude and totally uncalled for. I wanted to leave after 5 minutes. The language was appalling, and The Lord’s name was taken in vain many times. The f-word is used nearly after every other word, and the topic of sex is used in a very derogatory sense. I actually felt sick with the way they were talking about female and male reproductive parts. I actually felt uneasy watching it. Even if I wasn’t a Christian, I don’t think I could have enjoyed such dirt.

There were few laughs, so I think the audience might agree. I have always loved Jennifer Aniston and held her in high esteem, regarding her acting ability, but I have to question her reasoning for enrolling in such a project. The quality of the story is below average and has very little to it. It is offensive, and I really encourage you to avoid it at all costs.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 1
Susan Dobson, age 25 (United Kingdom)
Negative—It was extremely offensive, and I walked out. I used to like Jennifer Anniston, but the last few movies, she has been in, were way beneath her… at least I thought so. I am not sure why she thinks she needs to make such movies. It was just crude. No one should see this, because there is no way to condone even a little of it. Very disappointing.
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Nan, age 50 (USA)

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