Wanderlust

When he suddenly loses his job, and her documentary is rejected by HBO, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston find that they’re suddenly facing a financial crisis. After a brief stop at his unbearable brother’s, the couple decide to leave the rat race behind and join a modern-day hippie commune.

They find they have some difficulties adjusting, as anyone would expect when moving into a living situation where there’s few modern conveniences, no privacy, no ownership, nudism, open sexuality and strict vegetarianism.

Normally I would say “Comedy fails to ensue”, but I’m hearing all the hippies from this freaking movie encouraging me to say “Comedy chose its own, non-ensuing path”…

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Tower Heist

Tower Heist (as I’m sure you all know by now) is the story of a group of hotel employees who, after being defrauded by one of their hotel’s residents, decide to even the score by breaking into his apartment and robbing him. It features Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, Michael Peña and others in a sort of “Robin Hood and his Merry Men” for the Bernie Madoff era.

I just wish it had been funnier.

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