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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.
  • Movie Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): The camera Timmy is using is a modern Nikon autofocus SLR which has an electrically controlled self-timer that doesn't make any noise during operation. When April's mother, dad, grandmother and sister stop at the Christmas shop and at the very end of the movie the sound of an old manual self-timer is inserted in the sound track.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): At the end of the film, when the snapshots are shown of April and her mother hugging, April is wearing a pink sweater. In the very next shot of Joy's face April is not wearing the sweater.
  • Is the first original screenplay by writer/director Peter Hedges (II). All his others have been adaptations.
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