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The Daytrippers (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 March 1997 (USA)
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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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Greg Mottola

Writer:

Greg Mottola
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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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Comedy | Drama

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

Language:

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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| (TV)

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DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not your ordinary road trip
26 March 2005 | by SnoopymicheleSee all my reviews

Truly one of the funniest, most original films of the mid 90's. The casting is truly inspired-Anne Meara gives a knockout performance as an overbearing, but well-meaning suburban mother; Hope Davis is marvelous (as usual) as an optimistic, sort of numb wife on a mission to see if her husband is indeed cheating on her; Liev Schreiber is wonderful as the superb Parker Posey's aspiring writer boyfriend; Campbell Scott steals the movie as a lusty writer Eddie; and of course Stanley Tucci turns in another great performance as the catalyst character in the film. His screen time is brief, but he shines brightly. Marcia Gay Harden's cameo as a neurotic party guest had me practically on the floor laughing. The story unfolds naturally, taking the viewer on the same emotional journey as the characters. There's never a dull moment, and the film is an indie classic filled with thought-provoking dialogue and terrific character sketches.


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