A cash-strapped New York couple discover a gentler pace of life away from the rat race in the raucous comedy Wanderlust.
In the film’s hedonistic nirvana of Elysium, an “intentional community” on the outskirts of Georgia, residents live off the land, share everything including their bedfellows and show appreciation by rubbing together index fingers and thumbs.
Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, who previously starred in the 1998 comedy The Object Of My Affection, trade designer labels and Blackberries for hessian kaftans and didgeridoos.
Upwardly mobile George (Rudd) and wife Linda (Aniston) are rocked by his unexpected unemployment on the same day her ill-judged documentary about a penguin with testicular cancer is rejected by HBO.
Handing back the keys to their compact micro-loft in New York’s swanky West Village, the lovebirds begrudgingly head to Georgia to live with George’s crass brother, Rick (Marino), and his long-suffering wife Marissa (Michaela Watkins).
En route, George and Linda make a pit stop at Elysium, where the carefree ways of charismatic guru Seth, bumbling founder Carvin and naturist winemaker Wayne are a tonic.
Wanderlust is showing at the Odeon Kettering today at 3.45pm, 6.15pm and 8.45pm.