The Daytrippers
The Daytrippers (1997)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 5, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2000
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... quiet, thoroughly convincing little movie

Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

Unfortunately, to reveal that this funny family movie is bisexual actually will ruin the film for anyone who wants to see it.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Will open your eyes to the role of respect as a keystone to durable love.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
It was very, I don't know, sleepy? Weird, surreal stuff started happening in the middle of these long pauses of nothing. And I spent the entire half of the… More
jay nixon
wonderful slice of life picture