The Discoverers (film)

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The Discoverers
Directed byJustin Schwarz
Produced byBob Gosse
Laura Kleger
Louise Lovegrove
Justin Schwarz
Written byJustin Schwarz
StarringGriffin Dunne
Madeleine Martin
Cara Buono
John C. McGinley
Devon Graye
Stuart Margolin
Music byAaron Mirman
CinematographyChristopher Blauvelt
Edited byGeraud Brisson
Distributed byQuadratic Media
Release date
  • October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06) (Hamptons)
  • May 16, 2014 (2014-05-16)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$50,020[1]

The Discoverers is a 2012 American dark comedy directed and written by Justin Schwarz. The film stars Griffin Dunne, Madeleine Martin, and Cara Buono.


History professor and aspiring author Lewis Birch (Dunne) heads on a road trip with his children Zoe (Martin) and Jack (Graye) to attend a conference. However, he learns early into the trip that his mother is ill, and heads to visit her, where he finds she has died. His father, Stanley (Margolin) decides to follow a Lewis and Clark reenactment trip, the family ends up traveling together.[2]



The film was a New York Times Critic's Pick.[3] On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 88% based on reviews from 26 critics.[4]


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