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PG-13| 1 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
Quirky and rebellious April Burns (Katie Holmes) lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother (Patricia Clarkson) has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father (Oliver Platt) struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor (Sean Hayes) for help.

Cast: Katie Holmes , Patricia Clarkson , Oliver Platt , Derek Luke , Alison Pill , John Gallagher Jr. , Alice Drummond , Sean Hayes

Director: Peter Hedges

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Pieces of April (2003)

Release Date: October 17th, 2003|1 hr. 21 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Holmes nails every laugh without missing the dramatic nuances. She makes April and her movie well worth knowing. show more

  • Both heartfelt and tough-minded. show more

  • Pieces of April would deserve your attention and respect even if all these colorful threads didn't come together into a luminous whole. But they do, beautifully and unaffectedly, because what's been on Mr. Hedges's mind is not just a comedy of alienation but a drama of acceptance and reconciliation. show more

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