Tuesday, November 13, 2007

DVD Diva: Thanksgiving DVDs

Why not take home some Thanksgiving movies to watch after filling up on turkey? It’s a looooong weekend. . .

Here are a few Thanksgiving-themed suggestions:

Pieces of April *Click here to request this DVD*Pieces of April
Family outcast April lives in a beat-up apartment in New York's Lower East Side with her boyfriend, Bobby. In order to spend some time with her dying mother, April invites her conservative suburban family to her place for a Thanksgiving feast.
More at Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles *Click here to request this DVD*Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to fly home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Del Griffith (John Candy) leads Page on a hilarious cross-country wild goose chase that keeps him from tasting his turkey.
More at IMDb

Hannah and Her Sisters *Click here to request this DVD*Hannah and Her Sisters
During a Thanksgiving Day party we make acquaintance with a numerous and problematic family. The leading characters are three sisters: Lee, Holly and Hannah. Nominated for seven Academy Awards.
More at IMDb

What’s Cooking
In L.A.'s diverse Fairfax district, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions.

Here are some sites that can help you prepare for the holiday:

* Decorating ideas
* Great recipes
* Fun games


Vicky said...

I wasn't big on Pieces of April... I liked Patricia Clarkson as the crazed terminally-ill mother, but I wasn't buying Katie Holmes as the "bad girl" daughter.

Don't miss the Stephin Merritt/Magnetic Fields movie soundtrack, though.


miriam said...

The system's only copy of What's Cooking is missing and unrequestable, just so you know. Thanks!

Perrot Memorial Library said...

Hi Miriam,

I think this was re-ordered, but I will check with the DVD Diva.