Pieces of April.
I have been reading reviews about this for months: that Patricia Clarkson performance was fantastic, that it was shot in 16 days on video, that Katie Holmes was so great, that it was THE Indie film du jour. It’s a funny story as in funny ha ha and peculiar, about little miss edgy arty April who lives in a slum with her black boyfriend and wears crazy pigtails and kooky clothes and is the black sheep of the family. All of which is outrageous behavior if you live n the suburbs. But it gets worse. On Thanksgiving she invites her family for dinner. Then the oven breaks down and she asks all her neighbors from Asians to vegans to blacks and a poof to cook her turkey. The movie then shoots back and forth between April trying to cook and her family on their way to see her. Oh did we mention the mother is dying? (Not spoiling the story). But what’s the scoop? The Romantic Comedy Movie Club reviewers were mixed. Some liked it (me) others thought it was too contrived (ex friend) so maybe it’s best to see what others said from http://www.rottentomatoes.com
“It takes a village to cook a turkey. That’s the premise or at least the best idea of this delightful little miracle of a movie”
“What do you say about a movie that’s not really there?”
“A movie that’s a little too determined to find sweet forgiveness in sour attitudes.”
“It has minor silly violence and tantrumy blasts of strong language”. Mmm that sums it up
Pieces of April.
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