Dir. Albert Brooks
1985, USA, 91 min
Join us for McDonald at The Movies, where comedian, star and co-founder of Kids in the Hall, comic Kevin McDonald will present a film handpicked from the archives of comic history.
David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling around America…in a Winnebago.
Generously sponsored by IATSE 856 Manitoba.
Though not as famous as he should be, Albert Brooks is a genius and this is perhaps his best move. His obsessive comedy shines in a tale of America, the people in America who love each other and and how comically hard it is to keep faith in the one you love.
– Kevin McDonald
Lost in America is being called a yuppie comedy, but it’s really about the much more universal subjects of greed, hedonism and panic. What makes it so funny is how much we can identify with it.
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times