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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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Credited cast:
Allison Anders ... Self
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Self
Robert Benton ... Self
Karen Black ... Self
Peter Bogdanovich ... Self
Jeff Brouws Jeff Brouws ... Self
William S. Burroughs ... Tom the Priest (archive footage)
Alfonso Cuarón ... Self (as Alfonso Cuaron)
Kat Dennings ... Lila
Matt Dillon ... (voice)
Chris Eyre ... Self
Monte Hellman ... Self
Arthur Hiller ... Self
Dennis Hopper ... Self
Callie Khouri ... Self
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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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Not Rated
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Several titles are misspelled and/or listed incorrectly, such as Two Lane Blacktop, Sugarland Express, Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Stranger than Paradise. See more »

Connections

Features Mississippi Masala (1991) See more »

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Road Buddy
Written by Dar Williams
Performed by Dar Williams
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Fascinating, Moving Documentary

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Tailslate Pictures See more »
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1.78 : 1
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