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When a happily married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown party, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Tucci ... Louis D'Amico
Hope Davis ... Eliza Malone D'Amico
Pat McNamara Pat McNamara ... Jim Malone
Anne Meara ... Rita Malone
Parker Posey ... Jo Malone
Liev Schreiber ... Carl Petrovic
Stephanie Venditto Stephanie Venditto ... Cassandra
Campbell Scott ... Eddie Masler
Marc Grapey ... Aaron
Douglas McGrath ... Chap
Jill Rowe Jill Rowe ... Monica Young
Andy Brown Andy Brown ... Ronnie
Paul Herman ... Leon
Amy Stiller ... Amy Corinne Fairbright-Lebow
Peter Askin Peter Askin ... Nick Woodman
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Storyline

Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station wagon, to go to the city to confront Louis with the letter. On the way, the five explore their relations with each other, and meet many interesting people. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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One station wagon. Two generations. Three couples. Four relationships. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

5 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En route vers Manhattan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,928, 9 March 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,084,559, 24 August 1997
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Eddie Masler: Are you an author?
Eliza D'Amico: No.
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highly satisfying
4 November 1998 | by K8-2See all my reviews

A Long Island woman finds a love letter in her house and suspects her husband of cheating. Her over-protective (and very pro-active) family convinces her to confront her husband at his workplace in Manhattan. They all (wife, mom, dad, sister and sister's boyfriend) pile into the station wagon to hunt down the scoundrel. In their efforts to find him they meet a bunch of interesting characters and learn a little bit more about their own feelings for one another.

This movie is so sweet in its examination of family loyalty and so honest in its examination of long-failed relationships in denial that I feel it is easily one of the most satisfying video rentals I've ever experienced. There's enough comedy throughout to provide laughs (especially any and all jokes at the expense of Liev Schreiber's pretentious novelist) and the realistic sisterly affection shared by Parker Posey and Hope Davis is genuinely touching.

Also provides a subtle examination of the Long Islander's relationship to Manhattan - the latter acting as an unfamiliar, answerless maze through which the family has to pass in order to find the truth.


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