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My Two Favorite Thanksgiving Movies

posted by Nell Minow

I admit it.  I’m not a fan of “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles,” which always strikes me as nasty and mean-spirited.  For me, the two movies that best sum up all that is stressful and complicated and wonderful about Thanksgiving are:

Pieces of April Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, and Derek Luke star in this story about a girl estranged from her family who makes Thanksgiving dinner for them.

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What’s Cooking? Four different families prepare for Thanksgiving, each dealing with its own family drama. Look for “The Good Wife’s” Julianna Margulies and “The Closer’s” Kyra Sedgwick.

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