Pieces of April
- 1 hr 20 min
Pieces of April is a 2003 comedy film. It centers around a young woman by the name of April who is the eldest of a family that is highly dysfunctional. April, who has not seen her family for a number of years, decides to invite her family out to her lower Manhattan apartment for Thanksgiving. The film shows April being confronted by the unique problems involved with preparing Thanksgiving dinner inside of her apartment. It also explores her relationship with her family, mistakes she has made in her past and her current life with her boyfriend. The second part of the film centers on her family driving to New York. During the drive, her family is confronted with such things as their relationship with her children, her mother’s struggles with breast cancer, and the overall problems of the family. When they do get together, they must see if they can finally move past their deep seated problems. Pieces of April was directed and written by Peter Hedges. April is played by Katie Holmes, and the film features Derek Luke, Sean Hayes, Alison Pill, Oliver Platt, and Patricia Clarkson.