Lost in America (1985)

R   |    |  Comedy


Lost in America (1985) Poster

A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.


7/10
7,909


Videos


Photos

  • Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty in Lost in America (1985)
  • Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty in Lost in America (1985)
  • Albert Brooks in Lost in America (1985)
  • Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty in Lost in America (1985)
  • Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty in Lost in America (1985)
  • Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty in Lost in America (1985)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


18 May 2011 | moonspinner55
7
| The price of becoming 'irresponsible'...
Los Angeles advertising executive, expecting a promotion within his company, is instead offered an out-of-state transfer that sounds suspiciously like a demotion; he chucks his job, talks his wife into quitting her managerial position in the mall, and together they hit the highway in a newly-acquired motor home. The couple's first stop: Las Vegas! Pungent, prodding bitter-pill comedy from director and star Albert Brooks, who also co-wrote the nervously tasty screenplay with Monica Johnson. The Vegas stopover does present a contrived wrinkle in this otherwise surefire concept, dealing with Julie Hagerty's suddenly devil-may-care spouse who loses her head in the casino overnight. Although probably very likely, one is aware that this circumstance is being used as a stepping stone to the rest of the picture (and it also turns Hagerty's character into a ditz, which the actress has to work hard to overcome). Otherwise, "Lost in America" is an amusing, gently acerbic journey with a vivid and brilliant look, due in part to Eric Saarinen's terrific cinematography. Acted to perfection by Brooks, who knows instinctively how to connect directly with the audience without pandering for affection. *** from ****

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$154,877 17 March 1985

Gross USA:

$10,179,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,179,000

Contribute to this page

Child Stars, Then and Now

Check out some of our favorite child stars, including Jennifer Love Hewitt and more.

See the entire gallery

True Crime Documentaries You Need to Watch

Whether you're a true-crime sleuth or just getting started, we have four documentaries from 2020 with unique takes on unraveling true crimes.

Watch the video

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com