David Wain (2011)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd headline this lame comedy, playing stressed-out city folk who quit New York and stumble upon a rural retreat called Elysium, the sort of retro commune full of lovable eccentrics that only exists in Hollywood films. Elysium initially seems idyllic, but soon proves to be anything but. Aniston and Rudd - who starred together in Friends and 1998's The Object of My Affection - are attractive leads, and certainly have chemistry, but they deserve better than this largely unfunny film. Producer Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Knocked Up) supplies his trademark explicitness and pottymouth dialogue, so there are at least a few cheap laughs to be had along the way.


A Manhattan resident loses his job, so he and his wife leave the city in search of a fresh start. During their journey, they stumble on a commune of hippies and decide to join until they have decided what to do with their lives. However, living without the comforts of the modern world proves harder than expected. Comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd and Alan Alda.

Cast & Crew

George Paul Rudd
Linda Jennifer Aniston
Seth Justin Theroux
Eva Malin Akerman
Karen Kathryn Hahn
Almond Lauren Ambrose
Rick Ken Marino
Carvin Alan Alda
Kathy Kerri Kenney
Wayne Joe Lo Truglio
Director David Wain
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Swearing, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Mar 2012