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

3.7 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

88% TOMATOMETER

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.

Information

Studio
Quadratic Media
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2012 Discoverers Movie LLC

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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