Manhattan couple, Linda and George, are suddenly down on their luck after buying their first apartment. They have to sell up and leave the Big Apple, moving to George’s hideous brother’s place in Atlanta. Along the way they accidentally come across Elysium – a commune, no, intentional community. This seems to be a much better option than being unemployed in New York, or George working for his brother. So they decide to stay.
George embraces the hippy lifestyle first. But after a while, Linda wants to stay and George starts to become skeptical. Their marriage threatens to fall apart as they try to discover what it is in life that makes them happy.
Paul Rudd is one of my favourite actors. He’s always the good guy in rom coms and he’s usually pretty funny. He didn’t disappoint me in this flick and I really like him coupled with Jen. There were some over the top stereotypes (as usual) with the intentional community, but none that make you cringe.
This movie is light and funny, has good romantic content, some important messages about money and what can make you happy, and can easily be watched again. I very much enjoyed it and had a good laugh.