The Daytrippers (1996)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Ensemble Film, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 5, 1997 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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This is one of those intense, character-driven independent debuts which do well at film festivals and arthouses but usually fail to capture a mass audience. That's too bad, because this one is better than most, despite an imbalance between the funny first half and the black, rage-filled conclusion. Liev Schreiber, Parker Posey, and Anne Meara all turn in first-rate performances, and while some may find the film too talky and bleak, those viewers hardy enough to take the trip will be richly rewarded.