Pieces of April



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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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Jan 19th, 2003


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A headstrong young woman (Katie Holmes) who has alienated her parents is forced to confront their troubled relationship when she learns that her mother (Patricia Clarkson) is dying of cancer.

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- Future "Newsroom" love interests John Gallagher Jr.("Jim Harper") and Allison Pill ("Maggie Jordan") appear together in this movie as teenagers.

- Although the film is dedicated to Peter Hedges (II)' mother, who died of cancer, the only true aspect he incorporated is the line where Joy talks about the fictional singer "Smack Daddy". The…More

- Is the first original screenplay by writer/director Peter Hedges (II). All his others have been adaptations.

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