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
7,996


Videos


Photos

  • 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)
  • 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)

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


14 May 2001 | mattymatt4ever
7
| ALBERT BROOKS: YOU RULE!!!!
Who said Albert Brooks is an acquired taste? After watching "The Muse," which until this day remains the FUNNIEST comedy I've ever seen, I've been curious about Brooks's work. Since this had its place on the AFI's funniest comedies of all time, I decided I'd check it out.

Though I didn't feel this was quite as funny as "The Muse," Brooks delivers his trademark sarcastic comic gags. It's hilarious to watch Brooks, a yuppie businessman who just quit his job, try to apply for a job among the lower class. Asking if there are any "executive positions."

Brooks has the best timing among all the comic actors. His style of delivering his brilliantly sarcastic dialogue is impeccable and almost never fails to crack me up! Brooks's movies are not only funny, but they're well-written. Lots of the time comedies move on the sheer energy of the cast. In his films, the writing alone is energized enough and the cast adds to that energy. Brooks and Julie Hagerty have an incredible chemistry, and their conflicts are absolutely hysterical. "From now on, you will never be allowed to use the words 'nest' or 'egg' ever again!" That's a line I will always remember. Brooks has that memorable, unique style of writing that I'm sure comedy writers everywhere will either acknowledge thoroughly or try to imitate (unsuccessfully, of course).

One thing I just cannot understand is the R-rating. Brooks, being one of the few tasteful, intelligent comedy writers in the biz, rarely uses profanity in his movies. Only twice do we hear the "f" word, and for the right reasons (He was angry at his boss for God's sake!). I'm well-aware that the PG-13 rating wasn't invented when the movie came out, but "Sixteen Candles" used the "f" word twice and got away with a PG, as well as a shower scene involving a female and a notorious close-up of her breasts. Don't expect anything filthy in this movie, because of the stupidly-awarded R-rating. Brooks doesn't sink that low.

For all those who appreciate good, intelligent humor--an escape from cheap slapstick and gross-out gags. Not that I don't appreciate that type of humor ever, but this is REALLY what comedy is all about!

My score: 7 (out of 10)

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

Reboots & Remakes We Can't Wait to See

From "Dexter" to The Suicide Squad, here are our picks for the reboots and remakes we're most excited for in 2021 and beyond.

Browse our picks

Great Films the 2021 Oscars Missed for Best Picture

The Academy inevitably missed a few gems for 2021 Best Picture nominees. Here are some great movies worth streaming that you won't see at the Oscars this year.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com