Five Films to Watch Thanksgiving Weekend
If you don’t want to leave your home this weekend, and are wondering what films to watch, take a look at these five Thanksgiving-themed dramas. Home for the Holidays (1995) Directed by Julie Foster and starring Holly Hunter, Home for the Holidays is not just another movie about a dysfunctional family …
If you don’t want to leave your home this weekend, and are wondering what films to watch, take a look at these five Thanksgiving-themed dramas.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Directed by Julie Foster and starring Holly Hunter, Home for the Holidays is not just another movie about a dysfunctional family getting together during the holidays. It is an affecting comedy-drama about a single mother joining her family for Thanksgiving after her daughter opts to spend it with her boyfriend. Julie Foster and her cast do a nice job at portraying the family dynamics.
The Ice Storm (1997)
The Ice Storm is the second English language film by director Ang Lee. It takes place 1973 during an ice storm. Kevin Kline, Joan Allen and Sigourney Weaver star as disaffected suburbanites who bring some excitement to their otherwise bland lives with adultery and alcohol.
Still Alice (2014)
Still Alice is about a linguistic professor who has early onset familial Alzheimer’s. The most emotional part of the film is the Thanksgiving scene, when Alice struggles to get through Thanksgiving dinner without forgetting the names of her guests, including her daughter.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Starring Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell, Scent of a Woman is a heartwarming film about the friendship between a prep-school young man (O’Donnell) and a blind retired army colonel (Pacino). The pair meet when the young man is hired to take care of the colonel during Thanksgiving break.
Pieces of April (2003)
Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, is about a troubled young woman, deeply at odds with her family, including her cancer-stricken mother. After years of not getting along, April tries to make amends by cooking Thanksgiving dinner.