Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Tuesday's Forgotten Film: Pieces of April
Because of its early arrival this year, Thanksgiving is just a little more than a week away. Time to start turning our attention that direction, and we start with this week's Tuesday's Forgotten Film, the 2003 comedy drama Pieces of April.
The movie stars a pre-Tom Cruise Katie Holmes as April, a Bohemian in Manhattan who invites her strait-laced suburban family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.Suffice it to say, April isn't exactly on the best of terms with her family--"never have"--but she does her best to make an effort to reconnect, despite hesitation from her family, especially her sister. Throw in her total lack of cooking acumen, the reluctant involvement of a reserved neighbor (with a working oven), and her family's surprise to April's African-American boyfriend, and you have a traditional, and traditionally dysfunctional, family Thanksgiving.
Here is the film's trailer. Thanks!