Watch: The Discoverers 2012 123movies, Full Movie Online – A road movie about a dysfunctional family who embark on a Lewis and Clark re-enactment trek and discover themselves and each other in the process..
Plot: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. The Birch family find themselves on a journey of discovery and connection as they make their own passage west.
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This is a nice little gem I just discovered on cable. It features Griffin Dunne, the hapless (and ever-present) victim from American Werewolf in London. He’s an out of luck professor struggling to get by and see his 6,000 page epic on Lewis and Clark’s expedition published by someone. Divorced, he plans to take his two teenage kids to the Pacific when family troubles interfere. This is fun slice-of-life, Dunne maintains (usually) his composure among all the troubles he faces, including flak from his teenage daughter (marvelously played by Martin) and distracted teenage son. Into the mix steps Cara Buono, of Beer League, to ease his pain. I’ll watch Cara in almost anything and she is great in this. Stuart Margolin (Angel from The Rockford files) plays Dunne’s dysfunctional dad. The highlight is the kids’ forced march on a “discovery trek”, but the movie as a whole works well with a nice wrap.
A family in pieces
It’s not a bad little movie, good performances from all, its a story about a messed up family that’s trying to find something in their lives among each other. The other review didn’t like the “f…word, but that’s a reality in today’s movie unless you just watch Hallmark movies, of which I know well, since I’ve done two of them.
The story revolves around the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803-1805 (I might be a year off). Actually I’m a Lewis and Clark fan, I’ve driven in many areas that the first Americans explored even though the French-Canadians were all over the place.
The interesting part of the movie is the real story of Lewis and Clark, and of the slave York, who figures in this story as his position among the others wasn’t all that great.
A sub-story is about the thousand-page book that the Griffin Dunne character wrote about the Lewis and Clark expedition which the publishers cancelled,due to size and another book from the slave, York.
It’s good for history buffs and also those who like mixed up family stories, I watched the entire movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Director Justin Schwarz
Writer Justin Schwarz
Actors Griffin Dunne, Madeleine Martin, Cara Buono
Country United States
Awards 8 wins & 3 nominations
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