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.
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.