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Pieces of April

8 out of 10
Average rating 8 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Pieces of April
Director: Peter Hedges
Main parts: Katie Holmes
Derek Luke
Oliver Platt
Alison Pill
John Gallagher Jr.
Patricia Clarkson
Production year: 2003
Genre: Drama
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Cooking | Thanksgiving | Wayward Girl

Plot outlinie:
A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Movie reviews for Pieces of April

2010-04-15  Peter Vesti: 8 out of 10
An indie movie with a very intimate feel. April (Katie Holmes) is preparing a thanksgiving meal for her family, that she hasn't seen for years. Her mother, father, grandmother, sister and brother are on their way by car. They all know this will probably be the last time April will see her mother (Patricia Clarkson). That's basically what the story is all about.

It's as simple as it's good. Patricia Clarkson is magnificent as the dying mother and Katie Holmes is great too.

The story is paced quite slowly as the two stories (April cooking & Family driving) play out. There are many similar themes in this and Rachel Getting Married amongst others. If you like the theme of 'wayward daughter' meets 'happy family' then do not miss this one.




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