Pieces Of April

Lists: Comedy, Drama, 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: 1364 (Rank from 2003: # 19)

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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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.
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)