The Daytrippers


(out of 5)

Droll New York comedy about happy housewife , who sees husband  off to work one morning and accidentally finds a love letter that he leaves behind, written to him by a person she does not know. Deciding to find out who it is that’s writing affectionate odes to her spouse, Davis gathers up her wacky family including parents (, ), sister (), and sister’s boyfriend () and they drive from their New Jersey suburb into Manhattan. They go from office to restaurant to parks to evening soirées, in between discovering things about each other they never knew and getting into fights that threaten their familial relationships. This film is extremely entertaining even before reaching its surprise finale, and the actors involved (especially Posey) are a thrill to watch. Look for  in a hilarious cameo role.

Alliance Communications Corporation, Cinépix Film Properties, Fiasco Photoplays, Trick Productions

Canada/USA, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by Greg Mottola

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 1996


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