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When Cut Off in The Family is a " Phantom Limb" at Thanksgiving ⋆ Cathy Cress
Thanksgiving will be upon us soon. Pieces of April is my favorite aging dysfunctional family " cut off " Thanksgiving film. Made as a comedy in 2003, it touches death and dying, sibling rivalry, mother-daughter estrangement, interracial love- and Alzheimer’s all fueled by deep family fault lines and how to cook a turkey on a broken stove.The film manages to make the old theme of fraught family Thanksgiving, crisp, funny and ultra worth watching.