Lost in America
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Bored with their cushy suburban existence, yuppie David (Albert Brooks) talks his wife Linda (Julie Hagerty) into selling everything they own and hitting the road to "see America." As a starting-over gesture, David and Linda are romantically remarried in Las Vegas -- which, ironically, proves to be the beginning of the end of their idyll. In short order, Linda loses their life's savings, the couple nearly self-destructs at Hoover Dam, they take blue-collar jobs in a go-nowhere Arizona town, and....Well, if you know your Albert Brooks, be prepared for a steady stream of manic… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Amusing satire on yuppies having a mid-life crisis."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This sharply observed satire about disillusioned yuppies is Brooks' chef d'oeuvre and first commercial success, a film with an hero that's less obnoxious than the usual and a wonderful partner too, played by Julie Hagerty"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"New Yorkers have Woody Allen. Middle America has Albert Brooks."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"There is no santy claus"
‑ David Poland, Hot Button
"It is, I think, Brooks' masterpiece -- nothing inessential, one great scene after another, just flat-out perfect. Stanley Kubrick was an Albert Brooks fan for a reason."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"An amusingly bumpy ride."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Depends on your Albert Brooks' tolerance. Mine is low."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"In this well-realized and very relevant movie, Brooks manages to make us ponder the quiet desperation of our working lives and the sharp edges of our fantasies."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A complete joy from start to finish! See it before you take to the wide-open road!"
‑ Clint Morris, Tsunami Magazine
"One Albert Brooks' best, laughs throughout."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A movie whose parts are greater than its whole. There are some great moments in this film, but the overall structure is jarring, especially the way it just suddenly ends."
‑ Larry Carroll, Countingdown.com
"So good throughout that the film easily had the potential to be great."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
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