Pieces Of April

Lists: Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1183 (Rank from 2003: # 17)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch80 - While it won't win any awards for subtlety, 'Pieces of April' is undeniably charming. The kind of thing to get you in that warm, gushy mood for the holiday.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 5
Rob from GuysFilmQuest71(full review)
David Baruffi70

People Involved

  • Katie Holmes (April)
  • Derek Luke (Bobby)
  • Patricia Clarkson (Joy Burns)
  • Oliver Platt (Jim Burns)
  • Alison Pill (Beth Burns)
  • John Gallagher Jr. (Timmy Burns)
  • Alice Drummond (Grandma Dottie)
  • Lillias White (Evette)
  • Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Eugene)
  • Peter Hedges (Director)