A Family Thanksgiving

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  • TV-G
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.3  (1,011)

A Family Thanksgiving is a sentimental film that involves all of the essential themes, from love and kinship to nostalgia and forgiveness. It was released in 2010 and directed by Neill Fearnley. The film features a beautiful and accomplished lawyer named Claudia (Daphne Zuniga). Claudia is on the verge of reaching the most substantial case of her career when she is forced to return home to her small hometown for Thanksgiving because her grandmother is ill.

Claudia's initial animosity towards returning home is born from a distant and disrupted relationship with her family members. Her cold and ambitious demeanor has turned her into an outsider amidst her family, who are more concerned with maintaining close family ties and traditional values.

Once Claudia returns home, she is confronted with old memories and new challenges. Her parents hold a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, which serves as a backdrop for an array of familial tensions and complications.

Claudia is forced to confront her feelings for her former flame, now a paramedic named Donnie (Dan Payne). They broke up years ago under distress and circumstances that still weigh heavily on both the characters, but more so on Claudia.

To make matters worse, Claudia's niece has taken over her old bedroom, creating tension between the two. However, as the holiday progresses and with the arrival of family members and guests, Claudia begins to slowly embrace the warmth and love of her family members.

The film is heartfelt and nostalgic, carried by several emotional scenes that resonate with any family. It is an excellent exploration of the importance of love and kinship and what happens when these values are forgotten.

The cast of A Family Thanksgiving is outstanding, with Daphne Zuniga and Dan Payne delivering excellent performances. Zuniga handles Claudia's cold demeanor towards her family members with skillful precision, while Payne brings depth and emotion to his role as Donnie.

Gina Holden plays Claudia's sister, and she gives a notable performance as a protective and caring mother who is trying to create a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Holden's portrayal of Claudia's sister establishes a clear contrast between the two sisters and their respective sets of values.

The film's setting provides a cozy and intimate feel that resonates with the film's themes. It takes place in a small town, where family values are highly regarded, and life is slower-paced than in the city. The setting also plays an important role in developing the film's central theme of nostalgia, where the family's traditions and values have remained the same despite changes in the outside world.

Overall, A Family Thanksgiving is a wholesome and enjoyably sentimental film that features an outstanding cast and a heartfelt story. It is a film that revisits the values of kinship and traditional family values, a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining these values in the fast-paced, modern world.

A Family Thanksgiving is a 2010 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 28 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (1,011)