Lost in America

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It's tragic that in the world's wealthiest country, 4.2 million teenagers are homeless. Former Navy veteran and homeless youth, director Rotimi Rainwater shows viewers the realities of life on the streets as he travels the country to shine a light on the epidemic of youth homelessness in America. With the help of celebrities and politicians who have been homeless themselves or advocates of the repressed, this film takes a large scale issue down to a very personal level.


  • Rosario Dawson
  • Halle Berry
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Jewel Kilcher
  • Mike C. Manning
  • Patrick Leahy
  • Rotimi Rainwater
  • Steven V. Vasquez Jr.
  • Jorge L. Rivera

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Feb 27, 2020

The doc serves the valuable purpose of shedding a much-needed spotlight on a problem that, as anyone who's recently walked on any city's streets can attest, only seems to be getting worse.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Feb 27, 2020

It digs deeply into youth homelessness, as well as its roots in the foster care system, LGBTQ discrimination and sex trafficking.

Metacritic review by Kimber Myers
Kimber Myers
Los Angeles Times
Feb 26, 2020

Lost in America isn’t exactly a cinematic masterpiece, and sometimes its prosaic filmmaking does it no favors, but the film’s ability to move the conversation forward merits attention.

Metacritic review by Candice Frederick
Candice Frederick