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Delightfully dysfunctional family meets for a chaotic Thanksgiving when tattooed New Yorker April (Holmes) has her suburban family join her for holiday dinner. The family trip to NYC is rife with humorous dramas and sidetracks involving roadkill and Mom bogarting little bro's stash. Meanwhile in the city, domestically-challenged April's oven breaks down while seemingly nice new boyfriend Bobby's behavior hints that something dark is afoot. Despite a misleading and slightly disturbing subplot involving Bobby (Luke) and a somewhat hasty ending, film is entertaining and original. Completed in three weeks on a limited budget ($200,000) with surprisingly slick digital camerawork.

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Available on Running time 81 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Thanksgiving, Family Drama, New York, New York, Terminal Illness, Interracial Affairs, Unhappy Meals, Road Trip
Screenplay
Peter Hedges
Cast
Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, Derek Luke, Alison Pill, Alice Drummond, Sean P. Hayes, John Gallagher, Sisqo, Isiah Whitlock, Lillias White
Cinematography
Tami Reiker
Director
Peter Hedges
Music
Stephen Merritt
Other
Aaron Rudelson, Mark Livolsi, Laura Bauer, Richard Butler
Producer
John Lyons, Gary Winick, Alexis Alexanian, InDigEnt, Kalkaska Productions, United Artists

Awards

Natl. Bd. of Review 2003: Support. Actress (Clarkson); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 2003: Support. Actress (Clarkson).

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