By Don Simpson | April 25, 2014
One of the biggest disappointments of 2013 was that despite its successful film festival run, Justin Schwarz’s debut feature, The Discoverers, never landed the high profile distribution deal that it truly deserves. As I stated in my glowing 8 out of 10 review of The Discoverers:
“It is the smartness of the writing that escalates The Discoverers above the recent barrage of familial reconciliation stories that have appeared in the wake of Little Miss Sunshine. The core family element — Lewis, Stanley, Zoe and Jack — all fit nicely into the mold of characters in this sub-genre, at least on the surface. Lewis and Zoe are the two characters who definitely go above and beyond their contemporaries; and it is great to see these two character types (precocious daughter, schlubby everyman father) get a lot more depth and range for once. They walk away with the wittiest and smartest dialogue of the film, while everyone else’s dialogue seems to be written at a much lower grade level. We can chalk this up to The Discoverers being written from the sardonic perspective of Lewis, as everyone but Zoe and Lewis’ possible love interest Nell (Cara Buono) come off as cartoonish/buffoonish replications of real people.”
The Discoverers will be released in New York City at the Village East on May 16, 2014 and in Los Angeles on May 30, 2014 at the ArcLight with an national rollout to follow.
Check out the new theatrical trailer for The Discoverers: