A Hot Dog, Apatow Productions, Relativity Media,
Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Kathryn Hahn, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Lauren Ambrose, Todd Barry
George Gergenblatt (Paul Rudd) and his wife Linda (Jennifer Aniston are a young New York City couple who have a major setback when George is suddenly unemployed. With nowhere to turn, they move to Atlanta to live with his brother and his wife, only to realize he is really, really annoying. The stumble upon Elysium, a shangri-la community of left over hippies that features a vegan cuisine and free love, and is run by and elderly man named Carvin (Alan Alda) They share everything and “all you need is love”. Fitting into the compound may be a lot more difficult than either of them imagined. The free love aspect seems like a great idea to George, but when Linda tries it out, it’s a lot harder to deal with.
This is a mediocre film, that even with it’s R rating, still has the feel of a TV movie. It’s got some humor and some raunchy moments, mostly is just mediocre. Not a really bad film, but certainly you couldn’t call it good either. Sometimes there is a hidden gem that you missed. This isn’t one of those. It reaches for nostalgia and misses altogether. The kind of humor in this film is repeatedly driving vehicles into the lake. If you ask me, this is not worth your time. If you try to sit through it for the occasional aged bare rear end, you’ll find you wasted a lot of your time. Don’t bother.
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