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Wanderlust (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | TV Movie 12 July 2006
A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.
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A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.

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On the Road with American Road Movies


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The endings of many films featured in the documentary are shown, which may act as spoilers for some viewers. See more »

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Several films are shown with an incorrect year of release, such as Detour (listed as 1946), Easy Rider (listed as 1968), Badlands (listed as 1974), Rain Man (listed as 1987), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (listed as 1986) and Y tu mamá también (listed as 2002). See more »

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Features Il Sorpasso (1962) See more »

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Where Do We Go From Here
Written by Mike Settle
Performed by Jimmy Walker
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Fascinating, Moving Documentary
27 November 2007 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

The road film is the subject of the fantastic documentary "Wanderlust" by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. They had previously made the semi-documentary "American Splendor" which starred Paul Giamatti. Given these two examples, they are certainly filmmakers to watch. With "Wanderlust" they focus their attention on the seemingly American fascination with the open road and by association the road film. Using innumerable clips from nearly seventy years of film, excerpts from the likes of Jack Kerouac and Robert Pirsig, and interviews from filmmakers and cultural historians, the documentary presents an effective case for the road film as an echo of the social or political situation of their given time. It's a very watchable, interesting piece of film-making that succeeds at evoking an emotional response at unexpected points, mainly because this is more than just a clip show. It's a well-made film that leaves the viewer longing for the freedom of the open road with no particular destination in mind.


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