Lost in America script
Synopsis: Lost in America is a 1985 satirical road comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with Monica Johnson. The film stars Brooks alongside Julie Hagerty as a married couple who decide to quit their jobs and travel across America.

DAVID:

Okay, go to sleep.

Nancy and David both lie down, each facing the oppo-

site direction. After a few seconds...

DAVID:

(continuing)

It does make sense and things

will work out, don't you think

so?

No answer.

DAVID:

(continuing)

Nancy?

No answer.

DAVID:

(continuing)

Asleep already?

No answer.

DAVID:

(continuing)

Maybe men are supposed to fall

asleep last. It could be a

protective thing.

CUT TO:

4INT. BATHROOM - NEXT MORNING

David is brushing his teeth. He stops for a minute

and looks in the mirror. He starts talking, pretend-

ing the face he's seeing is the one of his boss.

DAVID:

What can I say? I'd be a liar if

I tell you I'm surprised. I do

feel it's deserved but yes, I

still am flattered... That's very

nice. Thank you... Oh, stop,

please. I've never been good

at taking too many compliments

at once... Well, I feel the

same way about you.

Nancy walks in during this. She watches him for a bit.

NANCY:

(interrupting him)

What are you doing?

DAVID:

(caught off guard)

Why? Nothing.

NANCY:

Who are you talking to?

DAVID:

I'm not talking to anybody.

What is it?

NANCY:

I'm leaving now. Mr. Taft will

be there in twenty minutes.

Please be on time.

DAVID:

Wait a second. I can't do this

today. I can't choose tiles.

This is my big day. Please?

You do it.

NANCY:

We're trying to do this together.

I think it's important.

DAVID:

I'm very nervous and it's your

kitchen anyway. You'll make

the right choice.

NANCY:

You're in the kitchen more than

I am.

DAVID:

But I'm not thinking about

anything when I'm in the kitchen.

I don't really care.

NANCY:

We said we would make these

decisions together.

DAVID:

Come on. It's just today.

NANCY:

(exasperated, turn-

ing around and

leaving)

Fine.

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Monica Johnson

Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, filmmaker and comedian. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987's Broadcast News. His voice acting credits include Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016), and recurring guest voices for The Simpsons, including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie (2007). Additionally, he has directed, written, and starred in several comedy films, such as Modern Romance (1981), Lost in America (1985), and Defending Your Life (1991) and is the author of 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America (2011). more…

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