The Daytrippers
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The debut from writer/director Greg Mottola, The Daytrippers follows a Long Island family as they make a disastrous journey into New York City. The impetus is a love letter discovered by suburbanite Eliza (Hope Davis) which seemingly incriminates her publisher husband Louis (Stanley Tucci) in an extramarital affair. To solve the mystery, Eliza, her parents (Anne Meara and Pat McNamara), her oddball sister Jo (Parker Posey) and Jo's boyfriend Carl (Liev Schreiber) all pile into the family station wagon in a misbegotten attempt to track Louis down. Beginning as a playful, satiric look at… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

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"A spirited cast, including old pros Amma Meara and younger talent Parker Posey and Stanley Tucci, elevates this claustrophobic sitcom (most of whiche is set in a car) into something fluffier and funnier than it actually is."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"... quiet, thoroughly convincing little movie"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Unfortunately, to reveal that this funny family movie is bisexual actually will ruin the film for anyone who wants to see it."
‑ Michael Szymanski, International Press Academy
"After an hour and a quarter of dead pan humor that only works in fits and spurts, the film finally comes alive in the last ten minutes."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Will open your eyes to the role of respect as a keystone to durable love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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