Lost in America
Lost in America (1985)

Two dissatisfied yuppies leave their suburban lives behind and embark on a journey to rediscover America and themselves. This idea proves to be far more attractive in theory than actuality -- this satirical comedy follows the descent of the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 15, 1985
DVD Release Date: April 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jessica Baxter
Film International

Packed to the gills with Albert Brooks' signature dialog, and played to the hilt by both leads, Lost in America has a long set-up. But it's a testament to Brook's clever characterization.

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Benjamin Wang
Film Inquiry

Lost in America is one of the funniest films from one of our greatest cinematic comedians.

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Clint Morris
Tsunami Magazine

A complete joy from start to finish! See it before you take to the wide-open road!

Witney Seibold

Brooks explodes the Kerouac fantasy by depicting two of the most uptight, urban people in the world trying to live it out.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Amusing satire on yuppies having a mid-life crisis.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Jason Bailey

It's an endlessly funny and often uncomfortable piece of work, featuring some of the sharpest, deftest writing Brooks and frequent collaborator Monica Johnson ever crafted.

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Rob Gonsalves

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.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

An amusingly bumpy ride.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Satirical view over suburban people, "trip to find American freedon", dreams and problems of new couples. Neurotic adventure comedy with great… More
Byron Brubaker
Seemed very short, but then again I watched this while I was on an RV trip and it was only on in the background at first. I wasn't fully paying attention… More
Jim Hunter
A couple abandons their life in the suburbs to head out on the open road until they lose their nest egg in Vegas. There are some very funny moments in Albert… More
Jesse Ortega
This is a good movie, it takes a while getting there, but it's good. I don't know what it was about the movie, but there was something off about it.… More
Aaron Neuwirth
David Howard: He'll buy that boat from that stupid boat catalog he's been making me look at for the last two months, and he will crash that boat off… More
Alec Barniskis
A great assault on yuppie culture. I think the film could have afforded to be a bit longer, but that's a relatively minor complaint. Brooks and Hagerty are… More