Saturday, May 18, 2013

Lost in America

"You couldn't change you're life on $100,000?" So says an employment agent to a middle aged yuppie (Albert Brooks) who has just quit his job, dropped out of life, hit the road in an RV, and lost the entire sum total of his life savings when his wife (Julie Hagerty) compulsively gambles it all away on a quick detour to Vegas. Brooks' Lost in America, which he also cowrote and directed, is an observant and very funny film, containing only the necessary elements (including a very abrupt wrap-up) and featuring many memorable scenes. among them Brooks trying to talk the casino manager into returning his money.