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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I wanted to see this when it first came out and never got around to it. It tells the story of a couple who gets beaten up by life a bit and tries to make a go of it on a commune - hilarity ensues. I like that the film doesn't just take a crap on hippies and make super obvious jokes despite the fact that it's a big comedy - can you make fun of this stuff - sure - but these are people too, and their way of life is a worthy way to live if that's your thing. Aniston and Rudd do their usual thing and are super enjoyable as always. Lauren Ambrose steals the film in a birthing scene near the end for me. This isn't a film that blew me away, but it's enjoyable enough if you like the cast and want something light and fun for your viewing pleasure.