Runtime: 91 minutes
Directed by: Albert Brooks
Starring: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty
Part of Cinematica’s Summer Road Trip classic film series!
Synopsis: In this hysterical satire of Reagan-era values, written and directed by Albert Brooks, a successful Los Angeles advertising executive (Brooks) and his wife (Julie Hagerty) decide to quit their jobs, buy a Winnebago, and follow their Easy Rider fantasies of freedom and the open road. When a stop in Las Vegas nearly derails their plans, they’re forced to come to terms with their own limitations and those of the American dream. Brooks’s barbed wit and confident direction drive Lost in America, an iconic example of his restless comedies about insecure characters searching for satisfaction in the modern world that established his unique comic voice and transformed the art of observational humor.
“It is Brooks’ masterpiece — nothing inessential, one great scene after another, just flat-out perfect. Stanley Kubrick was an Albert Brooks fan for a reason.” -eFilmCritic
“New Yorkers have Woody Allen. Middle America has Albert Brooks.” -Tyler Morning Telegraph