(out of 5)

 and  pour all their money into a Manhattan ‘microloft’ (which is New York speak for shoebox) and then lose everything when he is let go from his high-finance job and she is rejected by HBO for her (admittedly hilarious) idea of a nature documentary.  On their way to live with his obnoxious brother until they sort things out, they spend a night at a hippie commune that becomes far more appealing after a few days with their family: Rudd’s attempt to work at his brother’s mundane business is torture and Aniston can barely be bothered to get out of her bathrobe while getting drunk in the kitchen all day.  They return to their new friends despite the fact that he is enthusiastic and she is completely turned off by the personalities of the Shiny Happy People around them.  Time spent with him doing menial labour and she getting to know the resident superstar () has them switch attitudes and before long she is going topless to stop corporate bulldozing on the adjacent property.  It’s meant to be a light-hearted comedy about letting go of what you know and embracing change, sort of a flipside to Our Idiot Brother, but the situations and characters are contrived and we’ve seen everyone involved do this before.  The familiarity of it all would be easier to take if at least some of the low-brow set-ups were funny, but it rarely induces more than a moderate chuckle.

USA, 2012

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Screenplay by David Wain,

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