Pieces of April | 2003

Drama, Comedy
April Burns is a wild, 21-year-old young woman with a very big problem. Against her own better judgment, she's invited her estranged, straightlaced family for Thanksgiving dinner. Her boyfriend, Bobby, wants to help ...more
Director: Peter Hedges
Writers: Peter Hedges
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... April Burns

Actor

... Joy Burns

Actor

... Jim Burns

Actor

... Bobby

Actor

... Beth Burns

Actor

... Timmy Burns

Actor

... Grandma Dottie

Actor

... Wayne

Actor

... Latrell

Actor

... Half Asleep Man

Actor

... Evette

Actor

... Eugene

Actor

Company

IFC Productions

Financier

IFC Productions

Production Company

InDigEnt

Production Company

Kalkaska Productions

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

April Burns is a wild, 21-year-old young woman with a very big problem. Against her own better judgment, she's invited her estranged, straightlaced family for Thanksgiving dinner. Her boyfriend, Bobby, wants to help, but she banishes him from the apartment while she attempts to cook the meal. To make matters worse, she then discovers that her oven doesn't work. So, while April is forced to ask her eccentric neighbors for help in cooking her fifteen pound turkey, the Burns Family begins a reluctant journey from suburban Pennsylvania toward New York City's Lower East Side. April's Dad, Jim Burns tries to convince the family that the day will be beautiful. However, her mom, Joy, has her doubts and freely voices them. April's teenage sister and brother are squeezed between Grandma Dottie, and a bag of snacks in the back seat, as the Burns' family car hurtles toward Manhattan--and what will most likely be disaster.

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