Pieces of April


1h 20m 2003

Brief Synopsis

April Burns is a wild, 21-year-old young woman with a very big problem. Against her own better judgment, she's invited her estranged, straightlaced family for Thanksgiving dinner. Her boyfriend, Bobby, wants to help, but she banishes him from the apartment while she attempts to cook the meal. To mak

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Cinetic Media; Indigent; Post Logic Studios; United Artists Films
Distribution Company
United Artists Films; Filmladen Gmbh; Golden Village; MGM Home Entertainment; Mediafilm; Nu-Metro; Palace Films; Paradiso Entertainment; Studiocanal UK; Triangelfilm; United Artists Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

April Burns is a wild, 21-year-old young woman with a very big problem. Against her own better judgment, she's invited her estranged, straightlaced family for Thanksgiving dinner. Her boyfriend, Bobby, wants to help, but she banishes him from the apartment while she attempts to cook the meal. To make matters worse, she then discovers that her oven doesn't work. So, while April is forced to ask her eccentric neighbors for help in cooking her fifteen pound turkey, the Burns Family begins a reluctant journey from suburban Pennsylvania toward New York City's Lower East Side. April's Dad, Jim Burns tries to convince the family that the day will be beautiful. However, her mom, Joy, has her doubts and freely voices them. April's teenage sister and brother are squeezed between Grandma Dottie, and a bag of snacks in the back seat, as the Burns' family car hurtles toward Manhattan--and what will most likely be disaster.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Cinetic Media; Indigent; Post Logic Studios; United Artists Films
Distribution Company
United Artists Films; Filmladen Gmbh; Golden Village; MGM Home Entertainment; Mediafilm; Nu-Metro; Palace Films; Paradiso Entertainment; Studiocanal UK; Triangelfilm; United Artists Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Award Nominations

Best Supporting Actress

2003
Patricia Clarkson

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2004 Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) award for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson).

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson) by the National Board of Review.

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson) from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson) from the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson) from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2003

Limited Release in United States October 17, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 24, 2004

Released in United States January 2003

Feature directorial debut for writer Peter Hedges.

United Artists acquired worldwide rights for a reported $3.5 million at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2003

Limited Release in United States October 17, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 24, 2004

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 16-26, 2003.)