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Pieces of April

Pieces of April is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Hedges. In his commentary on the film's DVD release, Hedges says the inspiration for his screenplay was twofold — his mother's battle with and death from cancer, and a true story about a group of friends whose plans to prepare a communal Thanksgiving dinner were thwarted by a broken stove.

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Released: Jan 19th, 2003
Budget: $300,000.00
Revenue: N/A

Pieces of April Main Cast

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Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
plays April Burns
Derek Luke
Derek Luke
plays Bobby
Oliver Platt
Oliver Platt
plays Jim Burns
Alison Pill
Alison Pill
plays Beth Burns
John Gallagher Jr.
John Gallagher Jr.
plays Timmy Burns
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • One of the inspirations for the movie came from a story Peter Hedges had heard about a group of young adults who had "borrowed" an apartment so they could celebrate their first Thanksgiving in Manhattan together. The oven in the apartment did not work so they had to go door to door in the building, trying to find an oven in which to cook their turkey.
  • The title "Pieces of April" comes from a Three Dog Night song.
  • SPOILER: When April is crying on the bed after her family has abandoned her she originally said, "I knew this would happen," before she asks what they are going to do with all the food. It was decided to remove this line as the director felt that it made her look like she was thinking of herself rather than others, going against everything we had seen of her up until that point. The dubbed over the line with additional crying sounds.
  • The song that is sung by Beth in the car is Giuseppe Giordano's "Caro Mio Ben".
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