The Daytrippers

The Daytrippers is a 1996 independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola. It stars Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Anne Meara, Parker Posey and Liev Schreiber.[1]

The Daytrippers
Film poster for the 1996 film The Daytrippers.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGreg Mottola
Produced byNancy Tenenbaum
Steven Soderbergh
Larry Kamerman
David Heyman
Campbell Scott
Written byGreg Mottola
Music byRichard Martinez
CinematographyJohn Inwood
Edited byAnne McCabe
Distributed byCinepix Film Properties
Release date
Running time
87 minutes
United States
Box office$2,084,559


Eliza (Hope Davis) discovers a love letter that may prove that her husband Louis (Stanley Tucci) is having an affair, so she decides to go to New York City and confront him. Her family, including her parents Jim (Pat McNamara) and Rita (Anne Meara), her sister Jo (Parker Posey), and Jo's live-in boyfriend Carl (Liev Schreiber), go along for the ride in the family station wagon from Long Island.



The Daytrippers was released on March 5, 1997. The film opened to 52 theaters and grossed $35,988 in its opening weekend. Overall, the film grossed $2,099,677 domestically.[2][dead link]


On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 73% based on reviews from 26 critics.[3] On Metacritic it has a score of 73% based on reviews from 18 critics.[4]

Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave it a grade B and compared to the film to David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster but praised director Mottola as having "a lighter, warmer touch" and that he "keeps the action flowing and gets lively work" from the cast.[5][6][7]


Year Award Category Project Result Ref.
1996 Cannes Film Festival Golden Camera Greg Mottola Nominated [8]
1996 Deauville Film Festival Grand Special Prize Won
1996 National Board of Review Special Recognition Won
1996 Toronto International Film Festival FIPRESCI - Special Mention Won


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (March 5, 1997). "The Daytrippers (1996) A Day in Manhattan: It's No Day at the Beach". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "The Daytrippers". Box Office Mojo.
  3. ^ "The Daytrippers (1997)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  4. ^ "The Daytrippers". Metacritic. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  5. ^ Owen Gleiberman (1997). "The Daytrippers". Entertainment Weekly.
  6. ^ Levy, Emanuel; Levy, Emanuel (22 March 1996). "The Daytrippers". Variety.
  7. ^ Ebert, Roger (1997). "The Daytrippers movie review & film summary (1997)". Chicago Sun-Times.    
  8. ^ "The Daytrippers - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 9, 2020.

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