Parents' Guide to

Wanderlust

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Mature comedy offers lots of raunchy comedy -- plus nudity.

Movie R 2012 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

wanderlust review

it was not so bad it was kind of like the fockers movies a little worse I would say any 11 year old could watch it because there is no realy bad sex launguage just the F word wich they say a lot threw the film there is a nude scean but it only shows the mans but wich is still kind of bad. I let my 11 and 10 year old watch and they were fine with it and I dont mosly let them watch 14A movies but this one wasnt so bad
age 11+

Boring.

You Americans are so prudish. Just watched the movie, found it totally boring, but the comments here are so silly.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (8 ):

WANDERLUST has all the hallmarks of a brilliant Judd Apatow movie: raunchy humor, absurdist set-ups, and a heaping serving of the awesome Paul Rudd. With a recipe like that, how can it go wrong? And it doesn't, really; it piles up the hilarity one ridiculous situation after another until you succumb. A scene in which Rudd stares at a mirror and talks dirty to himself will leave audiences heaving in laughter.

Still, Wanderlust doesn't quite strike comedy gold. Though it's laced with seriously funny moments, it often goes for cheaper laughs. (Ha ha, naked people with real-life bodies subject to the vagaries of gravity while running! Ha ha, vegans!) When a sight gag involves a woman delivering her own baby on a front porch and later displaying the placenta (complete with the requisite eating-the-placenta joke), it's all over. Wanderlust begins with a question for our time: Is this breakneck speed, this pursuit of life, liberty, and real estate equity worth it? It answers that question, of course, and in the way we'd expect it to. But how truly brilliant would it have been if the process of coming up with the answer, as well as the answer itself (in other words, the movie) had taken a more unexpected road?

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