Pieces of April
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2003
Director: Peter Hedges
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-901811
Running time: 1:20 (80 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: February 24, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#1080)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Katie Holmes is "terrific" (People) as the quirky black sheep of her family in this delightful comedy that "sparkles with acerbic wit, original characters and genuine heart" (Variety). Patricia Clarkson gives "a career-making performance" (Boxoffice), and "the entire cast is inspired" (Film Threat) in this "moving, hilarious comedy" (People).

Rebellious daughter April Burns (Holmes) has offered to host an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner for her suburban clan in her Lower East Side apartment. But her attempts to create an unforgettable feast go awry when she discovers that her oven doesn't work. Now, as her weary family makes its way to the city, April must rely on the kindness of strangers to pull off the perfect meal...and the perfect memory.
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Genres
Comedy
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • United Artists
 • IFC Productions
 • Indigent
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Peter Hedges....Director
Writing
Peter Hedges....Writer
Production
John Lyons....Producer
Gary Winick....Producer
Alexis Alexanian....Producer
Jonathan Sehring....Executive Producer
Caroline Kaplan....Executive Producer
John Sloss....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Tami Reiker....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Mark Livolsi....Film Editor
Music
Stephin Merritt....Composer
Sound
Aaron Rudelson....Production Sound Mixer
Robert Fernandez....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Rick Butler....Production Designer
Laura Bauer....Costume Designer
Shannon Robert Bowen....Art Director
Aleta Shaffer....Art Director
Amy Burt....Costume Designer
Mike Potter....Make-up Artist
Joanna J. Stewart....Make-up Artist
Cast
Katie Holmes....April Burns
Derek Luke....Bobby
Oliver Platt....Jim Burns
Alison Pill....Beth Burns
John Gallagher, Jr.....Timmy Burns
Patricia Clarkson....Joy Burns
Alice Drummond....Grandma Dottie
Vitali Baganov....Half Asleep Man
Lillias White....Evette
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.....Eugene
Adrian Martinez....Man in Mohair Sweater
Susan Bruce....Tish
Jamari Richardson....Boy on Bicycle
Leila Danette....Woman in Stairwell
Stephen Chen....Lee Loung Tan
Sally Leung Bayer....Lee Quong Tan
Sean Hayes....Wayne
SisQo....Latrell
Marcus Lovett....Parade Announcer
Jack Chen....Lee Quong
Jacqueline Dai....Lee Lang
Rosa Luo....Lee Wai Yam
Birdie M. Hale....Woman Outside Bodega
Armando Riesco....Tyrone
Christine Todino....Waitress
Anney Giobbe....Young Mother
Elizabeth Douglass....Young Girl
Rusty DeWees....Joy's Biker Guy
Vincent Roselli....Timmy's Biker Guy