Pieces of April Synopsis
A woman (Katie Holmes) invites her estranged family for Thanksgiving.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Both heartfelt and tough-minded.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Pieces of April would deserve your attention and respect even if all these colorful threads didn't come together into a luminous whole. But...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The restraint and wit Hedges and his cast display in putting together Pieces of April pay off in the film's brightly organized, deeply...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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This warm and scruffy film may strike some as a mere period piece, but it's juiced with recognizable family trauma and garnished with a...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Holmes nails every laugh without missing the dramatic nuances. She makes April and her movie well worth knowing.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
As pat as some of its conclusions may seem, this low-budget effort has charm, fine acting and one of the few realistic screen depictions of...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
For a movie about community and forgiveness, family and grace, Pieces of April is refreshingly unsappy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Despite its flaws, Pieces of April has a lot of joy and quirkiness; it's well-intentioned in its screwy way, with flashes of human insight,...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie ends with a sentimental vision of unity that, admittedly, warmed this weary moviegoer's heart. If that vision was earned, I might...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The quaint racial blinders are really on the eyes of the filmmaker, Peter Hedges, who shoves his characters into the narrowest of sitcom...
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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Images of Nudity, Drug Content and Sensuality
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Thought-provoking, engaging; mid-teens and older.
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