The Daytrippers

The Daytrippers

DVD - 2000
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A dysfunctional Long Island family searches Manhattan for romantic truth.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Music, Richard Martinez ; editor, Anne McCabe ; director of photography, John Inwood ; producers, Nancy Tenenbaum, Steven Soderbergh ; writer/director, Greg Mottola.
Performers: Hope Davis, Pat McNamara, Anne Meara, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci.
Audience: Rated R
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
ISBN: 0767847407
9780767847407
Call Number: DVD D
Alternative Title: Day trippers

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biffblack
Aug 17, 2018

A wonderful film. Spot-on performances by pretty much the entire cast. The only segment that goes awry is the bit about Hope Davis helping the 2 elderly sisters. Aside from that misstep, it's a gem. I wish Davis had had more roles as good as this. A fantastic actress and so beautiful. The moment she smiles at Tucci tipsily dancing around -- radiance. Incisive cameos by Campbell Scott (who's absolutely electrifying) and Marcia Gay Harden (she makes a delightful drunk). Anne Meara terrific as the beleaguered mother. I loved the movie when I first saw in the late '90s at the Dobie in Austin. And now -- seeing it again -- the movie has become a snapshot of a cultural moment that no longer exists, of a New York era that has evaporated. The Daytrippers isn't only witty and insightful, it's a time capsule treasure.

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JeanieG
Oct 06, 2013

offbeat fun and insightful movie about family, relationships and honesty. Good acting and well written.

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HerNoseInABookGal
Mar 04, 2013

Delightful, ensemble acting; kind of a mystery and charmingly funny, poignant. Holds you to the end. Good things about sisters and marriage.... and questions what is healthy sexuality. Worth watching twice.

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