Pieces of April

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By on July 23, 2009

Category: 14
All Genres: Comedy, Drama
Release Year: 2003
Country: USA
Runtime: 80
Rating: (0)
Languages: English, Mandarin
Director: Peter Hedges
Sound: Dolby Digital

  • She's the one in every family.

  • Writing by: Peter Hedges – (written by)

    Produced by: Alexis Alexanian – producer
    Lucy Barzun Donnelly – co-producer (as Lucy Barzun)
    Dianne Dreyer – associate producer
    Caroline Kaplan – executive producer
    John S. Lyons – producer (as John Lyons)
    Jonathan Sehring – executive producer
    John Sloss – executive producer
    Lucille Smith – co-producer (as Lucille Masone Smith)
    Gary Winick – producer
    Holly Becker – supervising producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Katie Holmes – April Burns
    Derek Luke – Bobby
    Oliver Platt – Jim Burns
    Alison Pill – Beth Burns
    John Gallagher Jr. – Timmy Burns
    Patricia Clarkson – Joy Burns
    Alice Drummond – Grandma Dottie
    Vitali Baganov – Half Asleep Man
    Lillias White – Evette
    Isiah Whitlock Jr. – Eugene
    Adrian Martinez – Man in Mohair Sweater

    Music: Stephin Merritt
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    Plot Outline: A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
    Plot: In a very poor zone of New York, April Burns and her boyfriend, the Afro-American Bobby, are preparing to receive April's family for a thanksgiving dinner. While Bobby tries to borrow a suit for him, April realizes that her stove is broken and she tries desperately to find a neighbor that can let her cook the turkey, since she does not want to fail (again) with her family. Meanwhile, in a suburb of Pennsylvania, her dysfunctional family is preparing to travel to New York. While driving in the road, the relationship between the Burns and the black-sheep April is disclosed through the conversations between her father Jim, her resented mother Joy, her brother, her sister and her grandmother.

    Movie Quotes: Joy Burns: I only have one *nice* April memory. only one. She was about three or four. And she was sitting at the window. An she turned to me and said “oh mother don't you just love every day?”

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
     In memory of my mother, Carole Hedges, who loved every day.

    Goofs: We know about 3 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Bobby goes out, April is shown with a bandage on her finger, long before she actually cuts it.

    Trivia: There are 9 entries in the trivia list – like these:

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