A girl returns from a failed Hollywood career to her West Texas home, to say good-bye to her dying mother, only to find an eccentric, ex-pro football player, selling postcards and singing to his horse, while taking care of a sister she never knew and past she tried to leave behind.
Laura Bell Bundy
When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
No, this movie is not for everyone. This is one of those little quirky films I like, that you never quite know where it's heading, but just sorta enjoy the journey along the way.
In this case, it's the same trek/journey that Lewis & Clark took to find the Northwest Passage. Griffin Dunne stars as the head of a family spiraling out of control, and after the passing of his mother, joins his father and a team of L&C reenactors with his son and daughter. In many ways, it's Madeleine Martin ("Californication") as the daughter that steals the show. She's clever, smart and always one step ahead of everyone else it seems. The funniest moments in this are little things you never quite expect- I've found that to be more my taste. So if you're into little cerebral comedies like this, "The Discoverers" will be right up your alley...
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