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 travelling around America...in a Winnebago! (This is a kind of large, luxurious mobile home which suits a 1980's yuppie more than the counterculture dropout approach of Easy Rider.) His idealized, unrealistic plans soon begin to go spectacularly wrong.Written by
Drive (2011) director Nicolas Winding Refn has said he cast Albert Brooks as a gangster in Drive (2011) because when Refn saw Brooks in this film as a teenager, he got really frightened by Brooks in the scene where he screams at his wife (Julie Hagerty). Refn said in an interview with 'LA Weekly' in September 2011 that "Albert was like a volcano of emotions. There was something really unique-and threatening. I felt that this guy, eventually, he will kill somebody-so let's make it in a movie." See more »
In the final montage, between Newnan, Georgia (where David tosses the map out the window), and the approach to Atlanta, there is a shot of a water tower shaped like a giant peach. They would likely pass this water tower on their journey, but it is located in Gaffney, South Carolina, and not southwest of Atlanta as implied. See more »
After reading the reviews I couldn't believe that there are people that found this movie boring. To me it has some of the best dialog in any movie.
Favorite scene? hard to pick, but probably when Albert Brooks comes down to the casino in his bathrobe looking for Julie Haggerty and finds her chanting..."22,22,22,22." When asked how down she is she says "Down." When asking the casino operator how down she is he says "Down."
Another player says "She really likes 22"
I have seen this movie over and over again and it just keeps getting funnier each time I see it. I am a big Albert Brooks fan, Defending your life is very good and Real Life is also a favorite.
If you like dry humor and great dialog see this one for sure!
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