Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Griffin Dunne) takes his begrudging teenagers on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father goes missing on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, they're forced to make a family detour. The Birch family find themselves on a journey of discovery and connection as they make their own passage across America.
THE DISCOVERERS is a charming, bittersweet comedy and moving debut feature from writer/director Justin Schwarz. Led by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated Dunne's striking comeback performance, this heartfelt tale of family dysfunction and rediscovery features an award-winning ensemble, including Emmy Award-winner Stuart Margolin ("The Rockford Files"), Emmy-nominee Cara Buono ("Mad Men"), Madeleine Martin ("Californication"), David Rasche, (IN THE LOOP), Dreama Walker (“Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23”), Devon Graye ("American Horror Stories"), NBR-winner Ann Dowd (COMPLIANCE), Becky Ann Baker ("Girls"), Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), and John C. McGinley ("Scrubs").
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: The Discoverers is occasionally guilty of contrived silliness, but its humor and genuine warmth are more than enough to compensate for its modest shortcomings.
Cast & Crew
- Quadratic Media
- © 2012 Discoverers Movie LLC
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.