The Daytrippers

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director/Writer: Greg Mottola
Director of Photography:John Inwood
Editor:Anne McCabe
Music:Richard Martinez
Production Designer:Bonnie J. Brinkley
Producers:Nancy Tenenbaum and Steven Soderbergh
Cinepix Film Properties; NR; 87 minutes
Cast:Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, Ann Meara, Pat McNamara and Douglas McGrath

A bright, hilarious family road trip right up there with Flirting With Disaster. When Eliza (Davis) finds a love letter she thinks is intended for her husband, she turns to her family for advice. Her overbearing mother (Meara) packs the whole Long Island family into their station wagon and off they go to Manhattan in search of an explanation. Like fish out of water, the bickering Malones hit the town in search of the possibly philandering Louis (Tucci). Posey, as Eliza's mini-skirted sister Jo, is feisty as ever, and Schreiber brings an All-American freshness as Carl, Jo's aspiring novelist boyfriend. A subtle delight.

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