Lost in America

Lost in America

Directed by Albert Brooks • 1985 • United States
Starring Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty

In this hysterical satire of Reagan-era values, written and directed by Albert Brooks, a successful Los Angeles advertising executive (Brooks) and his wife (Julie Hagerty) decide to quit their jobs, buy a Winnebago, and follow their EASY RIDER fantasies of freedom and the open road. When a stop in Las Vegas nearly derails their plans, they’re forced to come to terms with their own limitations and those of the American dream. Brooks’s barbed wit and confident direction drive LOST IN AMERICA, an iconic example of his restless comedies about insecure characters searching for satisfaction in the modern world that established his unique comic voice and transformed the art of observational humor.

Lost in America
  • Lost in America

    Directed by Albert Brooks • 1985 • United States
    Starring Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty

    In this hysterical satire of Reagan-era values, written and directed by Albert Brooks, a successful Los Angeles advertising executive (Brooks) and his wife (Julie Hagerty) decide to quit their jobs, buy a Winn...

Extras

  • Albert Brooks and Robert Weide on LOST IN AMERICA

    The following conversation between LOST IN AMERICA writer-director-actor Albert Brooks and filmmaker Robert Weide was produced by the Criterion Collection in 2017.

  • Julie Hagerty on LOST IN AMERICA

    The following interview with actor Julie Hagerty was produced by the Criterion Collection in 2017.

  • Herb Nanas on LOST IN AMERICA

    The following interview with Herb Nanas, Albert Brooks’s longtime manager, was produced by the Criterion Collection in 2017.

  • James L. Brooks on Albert Brooks

    In this interview, screenwriter and filmmaker James L. Brooks talks about the art of creating comedy and the genius of his friend and collaborator, LOST IN AMERICA director Albert Brooks. It was produced by the Criterion Collection in 2017.