The Daytrippers

1997

The Daytrippers

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75%

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Reviews Counted: 24

75%
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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 family dynamics, The Daytrippers occasionally loses its way, becoming increasingly dark and venomous as it rushes towards the revelations of its final moments. For all of its flaws, however, it's often an engaging debut.

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Cast

Hope Davis
as Eliza D'Amico
Stanley Tucci
as Louis D'Amico
Parker Posey
as Jo Malone
Anne Meara
as Rita Malone
Pat McNamara
as Jim Malone
Andy Brown
as Ronnie
Paul Herman
as Leon, Ronnie's Father
Marc Grapey
as Aaron, the Book Publicist
Amy Stiller
as Amy Corinne Fairbright-Lebow
Stephanie Venditto
as Cassandra, the Receptionist
Peter Askin
as Nick Woodman
Adam Davidson
as Libby's Ex-Boyfriend
Jill Rowe
as Monica
Tracey Barry
as Monica's Friend
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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 movie thinking Parker Posey's character had some kind of a mental defect, which I don't think was how she was meant to be interpreted.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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½

wonderful slice of life picture

jay nixon
jay nixon

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