A poignant and funny look at a day in the life of a family striving to create new memories while making peace with the old. April (Katie Holmes, The Wonder Boys) and Bobby (Derek Luke, Antwone Fisher) live in a tenement on New York City's Lower East Side. Despite a tenuous relationship with her mother (Patricia Clarkson), April plans to host her family for Thanksgiving. When her oven breaks, April is forced to appeal to an array of neighbors who, until now, have only been strangers in the hallway. Oliver Platt and Sean Hayes co-star. Directorial debut of Peter Hedges (screenwriter for About a Boy and What's Eating Gilbert Grape). Original music by Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields). Official Web Site
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Director: Peter Hedges
Cast: Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, Derek Luke, Alison Pill, Alice Drummond, John Gallagher Jr., Sean Hayes, Sisqo, Lillias White, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 1hr 21mins
Release Year: 2003
Country Of Origin: USA