Wanderlust (2012)

I may have to stop listening to Entertainment Weekly reviews; they gave Wanderlust an A-, and I thought it was reaching for a B-. I thought this would be a short, funny diversion. While I did laugh at some parts, I’m having trouble remembering what they were the morning after. (Unlike 21 Jump Street, where I saw a gas tanker yesterday and my husband and I started laughing over a joke from that movie.) What sticks instead are the excruciating overdone dick-centric, homophobic scenes with Ken Marino, and the awful Paul Rudd in a mirror scene followed by the insult-to-injury Paul Rudd with Malin Ackerman scene.

I found 21 Jump Street (also IMO overpraised at EW) and Wanderlust uneven, but where 21JS had boring and silly bits, Wanderlust had actively unfunny/offensive bits that largely obscured the funny parts for me.

Also, I have now had it with penis humor. Grow up already.

4 Responses to “Wanderlust (2012)”

  1. Jennifer Reese Says:

    The mirror scene was awful. But didn’t you think Justin Theroux was sort of funny? A Paul Rudd comedy I loved (but nobody else did) was Our Idiot Brother.

  2. girldetective Says:

    Yes, Justin Theroux was funny, though I kept thinking he looked like a poor man’s Colin Farrell. Our Idiot Brother is waiting on our DVR, but I’m feeling a little shell shocked after Wanderlust.

  3. carolyn Says:

    I liked Our Idiot Brother quite a bit actually. But I could tell from the previews that I would outright hate Wanderlust so I refused to go see it.

  4. girldetective Says:

    Carolyn, we watched Our Idiot Brother last night, and really enjoyed it. There was a charming sweetness to it that was entirely lacking in Wanderlust.