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Leave your baggage behind 

Year: 2012 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by David Wain 
Starring: Jennifer Anniston, Paul Rudd, Malin Akerman, Alan Alda  
An image from Wanderlust

George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Anniston) are a normal happy couple, speeding along from day to day in their fast-paced lives. When they are blindsided by George’s unemployment, they have to leave their Manhattan apartment behind and move to Atlanta. While out for a ride one night, things seem to go from bad to worse as they crash their car while fleeing from a nudist. Using this as a chance to reflect and re-evaluate their priorities, they do what every other normal happy couple would do – they join a commune! As they get to know life when free love reigns, they start to discover what’s really important...

The latest film from the director of Role Models, you can expect more of the same: top-notch comedy with a feel-good factor. With some wonderful cinematography and a great sense of aesthetics, the director is great at conveying depth in the more touching moments of the film; as well as highlighting all that’s beautiful in life.

While not a highly intellectual film, Wanderlust has some witty one-liners; making it a clear cut above the rest. Paul Rudd and Jennifer Anniston have great chemistry, and the laughs fly thick and fast. Alan Alda (Hawkeye from M*A*S*H) makes a welcome appearance as Carvin the sharp but easy-going head of the commune.

Packed with numerous belly laughs, Wanderlust is a wonderful film to make you realise that you’re taking life far too seriously. Sit back, tune in, and chill out...

Natalie Tyldesley

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Screenings of this film:

2011/2012 Summer Term (35mm)