Synopsis: In New York, the aspirant filmmaker Linda convinces her husband George Gergenblatt to buy an expensive Micro Loft apartment in Manhattan. Linda expects to sell a documentary about penguins to HBO to help the payment of the installments and George expects a promotion. However, HBO rejects the documentary and George's company has folded and he is fired. With the American financial crisis, they lose a large amount selling the apartment and George does not find a new job. George's brother Rick offers a job position in his company in Atlanta. They drive from New York to Atlanta and they decide to stop for the night in the hotel Elysium. However they see a naked man running toward their car and George tries to return to the highway but accidentally he turns his car over. Soon they learn the Elysium is a hippie and vegan community and the dwellers invite George and Linda to stay with them. However, they decide to go to Atlanta but soon George has an argument with his arrogant brother. George
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): David Wain
Production: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

I got that. Yes.

I see that you're pregnant.

Thank you for noticing. What tipped

you off, my giant belly?

Or can you see my hemorrhoids

and my second thoughts from

where you're standing?

Don't you want your

child to grow up

in a world where there

are penguins?

To be perfectly frank,

f*ck the penguins.

I don't think that what Marcy is

saying is to f*ck the penguins.

No, it is what I'm saying.

F*ck the penguins.

And I love penguins. Uh-huh.

But I have to agree with

Marcy. F*ck them.

Java chip sounds like it's

going to be a winner.

How's the new place, man?

Oh, terrific. Super small

and really expensive.

Oh, my God, that does sound good.

Super small and really

expensive? Yeah.

Sometimes you can only get one of

those, but you got both of those.

Yeah, it's a deal. That's great.

How did that happen?

I know.

Reason number 25 I'm not married.

Like I need someone telling me

to buy shit I can't afford.

It's all about the Benjamins,

my friend. The Benjamins.


I'll be one of those

guys who's just

old and ugly, rich, has a hot wife.


Gollum. Not Gollum.


Come see me for a little chat

when you get upstairs.

All right! You got the

point and the wink.

Boss man likes you.

It just doesn't fit the HBO brand.

We do violence and heartache,

but it's sexy.

Mmm-hmm. Do you understand?

Of course. What was I thinking?

You know what we could do?

We could throw some vampires in there

to have sex with the penguins.

And then you could have brooding,

sexy little vampire penguins.

Would that work for your brand?

What if the polar bears were

hookers, and on meth?

And then they show their tits for

no reason. How would that work?

I think you're joking,

but if you could do that, that would

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David Wain

David Benjamin Wain (born August 1, 1969) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and director. He is most widely known for directing the feature films Role Models, Wanderlust and for both creating the Wet Hot American Summer franchise and directing the feature film Wet Hot American Summer, and the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. He is also known for his work on the sketch comedy series The State; for producing, directing and writing the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital; and voicing The Warden on the Adult Swim series Superjail!. Wain is a founding member of comedy group Stella, along with Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black, writing and starring in the Stella shorts and the later Stella TV series. more…

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