The Discoverers (2012)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Road Movie  |   Release Date - May 16, 2014 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Burned-out history professor Lewis Birch (Griffin Dunne) and his two teenage kids (Madeleine Martin and Devon Graye) are en route to an important conference when their extended road trip takes an unexpected detour in this bittersweet tale of family dysfunction. The trip was supposed to be the catalyst that reinvigorates Lewis' career, but when his estranged father Stanley (Stuart Margolin) skips out to join a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, the conference takes a back seat to making sure this troubled family doesn't fracture beyond repair. David Rasche and Ann Dowd also star.

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conference, detour, dysfunctional, family, father, history, professor, re-enactment, road-trip, teenagers