When a New York couple is unexpectedly unemployed, they set out for his brother's home in Georgia. There is an entertaining travel montage: they sing, argue, sleep, and take turns driving. They spend one pleasant night at "Elysium," a Utopian camp along the way, but continue on to the home of the successful brother and his semi-catatonic wife. It doesn't take long for us to understand why she is in that condition; he is hateful, short-tempered, rude and selfish. Our horrified couple flees back to the Utopian camp.

Just let me caution you: This is a Judd Apatow-produced movie, so some of you shouldn't read any further because there will be raunch, nudity, profanity, nudity, fart jokes, nudity, diarrhea jokes, and a whole herd of elderly nudists running down a hill toward the camera.

If you're gonna go there, these are the folks you'll meet:
  • Paul Rudd ("Our Idiot Brother") is the hapless New Yorker who is commanded to experience free love with a beautiful blonde. You won't expect his reaction.
  • Jennifer Aniston ("Horrible Bosses") is the distaff side of the unemployed couple. She isn't too bad in this one.
  • Justin Theroux ("Your Highness") is the spokesman and guru for the commune. He gets dibs on our heroine right away!
  • Alan Alda ("Tower Heist") is one of the founding members of the commune. If only he could remember where he put that deed!
  • Ken Marino (lots of TV) is that vile brother. Marino is also one of the scriptwriters.
  • Joe Lo Truglio ("Paul") is the first person they meet at the com- mune. We see a LOT of Joe! (Remember I mentioned nudity?)
By the time we have explored "free love" and all the eccentricities and hypocrisies of the various occupants, I found myself becoming more and more impatient, so I was happy when our hero finally pops his cork and tells them off. He speaks for all of us and we agree with him whole- heartedly.

Paul Rudd is a handsome, capable actor who has found himself in a bit of a rut. He is evidently a great improviser and I suspect his scene talking dirty to himself in the mirror was improvised. I'm sure the crew was cracking up (I wasn't!); the screening audience of young adults loved it.

At least Jennifer Aniston was able to cast her boyfriend (Justin Theroux) in this one...sigh... Okay, I'll admit it. I laughed out loud...once....
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