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5/5 stars (both); 9/10 (Clint), 8.6/10 (Carolyn).

From the great minds of THE STATE, directed by David Wain, written by David Wain and Ken Marino (“I want to dip my balls in it.”), with Judd Apatow as a producer.

Laughed. Our. Asses. Off. BEST PAUL RUDD SCENE EVER, and also the most hilariously creepy scene that I have possibly witnessed in all of cinema. I wanted it to stop so bad. Every second was agony. Hilarious, awkward, creepy creepy CREEPY agony. But there were tears in my eyes (or at the very least, filling my tear ducts). I WILL WATCH THIS AGAIN. Sex. Drugs. Hippies. Situational comedy. Awkwardness. Nudism. Being a dick to be a dick. This has it all.

Basically, Paul Rudd & Jennifer Anniston as NYC-socialites who hit an economic downturn, causing them to embark on a delightful adventure into the unknown that ends up with them living in a hippy commune.

And lots of known actors too, most of them comedy-fare. Keep an eye out for Alan Alda, Malin Akerman (Watchmen, Childrens Hospital), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Psycho Beach Party), and pretty much every member of The State.

The native rating for this movie is only 3.4/5 stars (Netflix guessed 4.1/5 for us), 5.8/10. Our ratings are higher than the public 95% of the time, but the disaparity is always much higher with comedies. I can only conclude that a lot of people set their expectations too high for comedies, and get disappointed. I had low expectations that were exceeded. But crap, by telling you this, I just raised your expectations. OH NO. But wait: Further research indicates a lot of people are fucking prudes who have no business watching modern comedy films, OR watched this solely for the non-existent lesbian scene put into the trailer (further vindicating my position that watching a trailer only makes a movie less enjoyable).

RECOMMENDATION: If you liked Wet Hot American Summer, go for this!

COINCIDENCES: (Wanderlust, Micmacs) 2 movies in a row with people losing their job/home, being homeless, and being adopted by a motley crue of weirdosMood: hungry
Music: Peter Koppes – The Colosseum