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The Discoverers (2012)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 16 May 2014 (USA)
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A road movie about a dysfunctional family who embark on a Lewis and Clark re-enactment trek and discover themselves and each other in the process.

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Justin Schwarz

Writer:

Justin Schwarz
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Credited cast:
Griffin Dunne ... Lewis Birch
Madeleine Martin ... Zoe
Cara Buono ... Nell
John C. McGinley ... Bill Birch
Stuart Margolin ... Stanley Birch
Devon Graye ... Jack
David Rasche ... Cyrus Marshall
Becky Ann Baker ... Mary
Ann Dowd ... Patti
Dreama Walker ... Abigail
Scott Adsit ... Harry Hardcore
Marceline Hugot ... Assistant Dean
Todd Susman ... Dr. Salter
Hannah Dunne ... Student
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Aniska ... Shipping Clerk (as Joe Aniska)
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A road movie about a dysfunctional family who embark on a Lewis and Clark re-enactment trek and discover themselves and each other in the process.

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It took Lewis & Clark more than 500 days to reach the Pacific. The Birch family made it in less than a week.

Genres:

Comedy

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,166, 16 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,020, 28 September 2014
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Quadratic Media See more »
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Color
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Be Sure to Discover "The Discoverers"
25 March 2015 | by MovieHoliksSee all my reviews

No, this movie is not for everyone. This is one of those little quirky films I like, that you never quite know where it's heading, but just sorta enjoy the journey along the way.

In this case, it's the same trek/journey that Lewis & Clark took to find the Northwest Passage. Griffin Dunne stars as the head of a family spiraling out of control, and after the passing of his mother, joins his father and a team of L&C reenactors with his son and daughter. In many ways, it's Madeleine Martin ("Californication") as the daughter that steals the show. She's clever, smart and always one step ahead of everyone else it seems. The funniest moments in this are little things you never quite expect- I've found that to be more my taste. So if you're into little cerebral comedies like this, "The Discoverers" will be right up your alley...


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