#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In a very poor zone of New York, April Burns and her boyfriend, the Afro-American Bobby, are preparing to receive April’s family for thanksgiving dinner. While Bobby tries to borrow a suit for himself, April realizes that her stove is broken. She tries desperately to find a neighbor that can let her cook the turkey, since she does not want to fail (again) with her family. Meanwhile, in a suburb of Pennsylvania, her dysfunctional family is preparing to travel to New York. While driving, the relationship between the Burns and their black-sheep April is disclosed through the conversations between her father Jim, her resented mother Joy, her brother, her sister and her grandmother.
Plot: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April — an inexperienced cook — runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.
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I recommend the film for its true contribution to the American version of ‘kitchen-sink’ realism.
My family Thanksgiving dinner is latent with chaos, a breath away from murder, on the edge of total misunderstanding. But we survive it and return another year because we don’t know any better, or amnesia sets in, or these are the only people who will feast with us. Tim Hedges catches my family and others I am sure in ‘Pieces of April,’ a comedy in which Goth girl April and her black boyfriend invite her family from Jersey to their Manhattan apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
Mom, played by the current middle-age rage, Patricia Clarkson (‘Station Agent’), is dying from cancer, which allows her on the tumultuous ride with hubby and two other children to indulge in sardonic observations about her daughter’s inability to do anything right, much less pull off a dinner, to comments about her lovers, including long-suffering dad (Oliver Platt), who patiently waits in horror for his wife to die.
Katie Holmes’ April flies to almost every other apartment to find a working stove, but what she finds is a menagerie of tenants, most of whom like her don’t know their way around a dinner, much less Thanksgiving. As she figures out how to cut an onion or carry a turkey, each one of us can remember the first time we learned those tricks, often when the family could enjoy the humiliation.
The HD filming adds a home-movie touch to the proceedings, which are all predictable because we have all been there. I recommend the film for its true contribution to the American version of ‘kitchen-sink’ realism and its evocation of thankfulness in all of us that our Thanksgivings were never this disastrous, just by a hair though!
Beauty amidst Brokenness
Out of deep brokenness, dysfunctionality, sadness and despair comes a moment of true peace and joy.
This is truly a fantastic film. Significantly underrated yet beautiful.
The acting is superb on all counts. Without a doubt in my mind it is Katie Holmes best role. These are the kinds of roles to which she’d do well to seek to return.
But, the other roles were also exceptional. Those who have seen Newsroom will recognize two of the actors as the younger siblings in this film – Allison Pill and John Gallagher, Jr. Their current acting skills are clearly recognized and on display.
And the roles played by the consistently sound Oliver Platt and the underrated but very talented Patricia Clarkson are superb.
My wife and I have watched this every Thanksgiving since 2006. It remains the best Thanksgiving movie ever made, in our view.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 20 min (80 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Peter Hedges
Writer Peter Hedges
Actors Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Oliver Platt, Alison Pill
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 21 nominations.
Production Company IFC Productions, InDiGent Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony DSR-PD150
Film Length 2,219 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format Mini DV (PAL)
Cinematographic Process DVCAM
Printed Film Format 35 mm