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Pieces of April (2003)

6 Ratings: 2.8
A movie directed by Peter Hedges.

The plot ofPieces of April, a sweet independent film, couldn't be simpler: As a raffish young woman named April (chipmunk-cute Katie Holmes,Wonder Boys,Dawson's Creek) struggles to cook Thanksgiving dinner in her dingy, cramped New York apartment, … see full wiki

Director: Peter Hedges
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: October 17, 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about Pieces of April (2003)
review by . April 13, 2004
PIECES OF APRIL is not the type of movie to take your breath away. It is predictable in many ways, yet it's also surprising enough of the time to make it well worth watching. I call it a slight movie because it has relaxed pacing, a short running time and a low budget. None of these are criticisms, per se...just trying to give you the idea that this movie FEELS like an independant film. The movie is shot on digital video (...). This is good, because a movie like this probably wouldn't get made at …
review by . March 23, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: interesting idea, Clarkson     Cons: manipulative, how it deals with race     The Bottom Line: Has a lot of potential but hits the ground harder than a twenty-pound Butterball.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. I had high hopes for Pieces of April since it was written and directed by Peter Hedges, the screenwriter of the brilliant About a Boy. Unfortunately, it seems that all the genius …
review by . March 16, 2004
I don't know what made me rent this movie, but boy oh boy, I was pleasantly surprised! I love watching food network, so watching this poor girl struggle through this dinner, trying to find ovens in strangers homes to cook her turkey, due to her own oven being dead, of all the days of the year, was heart warming.  Ive never been a big fan of Katie Holmes, but she is great as a bit grungy, passionate and real April, far cry form her days on Davson's Creek, where her rolling eyes and immature …
review by . February 25, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
PIECES OF APRIL, written and directed by Peter Hedges, is simply a stunning little movie. Hedges has found the quintessential dysfunctional family and manages to make us love every looney one of them. The method of back and forth story telling - parents and children preparing for and driving into Manhattan for their estranged daughter's Thanksgiving coupled with the concurrent Manhattan set of the preparation of that dinner - works incredibly well without detracting from the momentum and flow of …
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