Lost in America

Lost in America

Streaming Video - 1985
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Stalled in his company's pecking order, ad man David Howard (Albert Brooks) failed to land the Senior VP slot he wanted. He quits, convinces wife Linda (Julie Hagerty) to do the same, sells their house and stocks and buys a Winnebago to roam the USA. Though they feel they're Easy Riders, they're actually Born to Be Mild. With their $145,000 nest egg tucked reassuringly within reach, they make their first stop: Las Vegas. Goodbye, nest egg. Greetings, hilarity. In Lost in America, director/co-writer Brooks memorably bonds with Hagerty as a couple spinning along on wheels of misfortune. Their comic plight speaks to anyone who's ever dreamed of chucking it all.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros. : Made available through hoopla, 1985
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 91 min.)) : sd., col


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trevordunfordswife Oct 10, 2017

Really, really enjoyed this one! Just love Albert Brooks and anything he does is hilarious and sure to please although by comments you either love him or hate him. Julie Hagerty is always spot on and has perfect comic timing. Great to watch a comedy that was actually a CLEVER comedy for once and not strong language tied together by nudity or filthy plotlines. A bit predictable but still funny. Dropping out - if you weren't there you won't understand the lure of the time - I will say.

Jul 08, 2017

Boring... never got off the ground. Vegas was even old & tired. A few of the supporting characters were funny (casino boss, check-in desk). Tried too hard to be humorous, missed the mark for us. Suggest choose another DVD.

Nov 29, 2016

It is the dream of the overworked, underappreciated and middle-aged to quit their corporate jobs and see America in an RV. In the 80s some people could actually manage it. Not so anymore. So it is somewhat satisfying to watch this hapless couple go from happy travelers to desperate day laborers in quick order. Comedy stalwarts Albert Brooks with his deadpan delivery and Julie Haggerty as his clueless wife this is a must see for those who dream to chuck it all and see the world.

Nov 19, 2016

Loved this film when it came out. Did something similar but with a brother. & I was driving cross country to grad school. Played Born to Be Wild the whole drive. Wish we had the 145K. Less is better though & just as comical. No Winnebago either. We had a tent. & saw a lot of KOA's. Lost in America was our inspiration. See it! Enjoy

skywolverine Feb 01, 2014

Since I love Albert Brooks, I really enjoyed him in this movie. The acting was hilarious and the ending pretty funny.
It's everybody's dream to give the finger to their job and lifestyle, but the actual fact can be a whole other story.

Oct 06, 2013

This movie was so stupid and poorly acted that I stopped watching it after about 20 minutes. The script was so predictable I knew what was coming.


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