|Directed by:||David Wain|
|Written by:||David Wain, Ken Marino|
|Cast:||Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Ken Marino, Malin Akerman, Lauren Ambrose, Joe Lo Truglio, Kerri Kenney, Kathryn Hahn, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda|
George and Linda (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) both lose their respective jobs, leaving them with nothing after purchasing a loft in Manhattan. With no other options they head to Georgia so George can work at his obnoxious brother’s port-a-potty business (they really want to rub it in that George has hit rock-bottom). On the way they stop for the night to stay at a commune, and decide to give the collective-farm life a try.
The movie makes the best of its ‘fish-out-of-water’ premise; having the metropolitan couple attempt to immerse themselves in the cooperative community. There are loads of opportunities for hilarity with every off-beat character in the commune. There’s the nudist who wants to be a novelist, the bi-racial couple expecting a baby any minute, the free-love hottie (“Watchmen’s” Malin Akerman) who wants to share herself with George, and the elderly founder of the cooperative (Alan Alda) who will lose the property to a developer if he can’t locate the lost deed (shades of Toontown’s fate in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, along with characters that are just about as looney). The movie bounces back and forth a few times between George and Linda alternately loving, then hating, the commune life. The ‘evil developer’ who will do anything to take the property is a tired movie cliché (like we just saw in “The Muppets”), but there are enough laughs to keep the film afloat. Two votes for ‘see it’.