MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Home for the Holidays (1995) directed by Jodie Foster and starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott and more. A single mom's life has recently hit some speed bumps...she lost her job, made out with her soon to be ex-boss and finds out her teenage daughter wants to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend. And now she is going home for the holidays, wondering if she can deal with her crazy, dysfunctional family.
Step-Mom (1998) Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts and Ed Harris star in this movie about a divorce(Sarandon & Harris) dad's girlfriend (Roberts) and the two children caught in the middle of it all : Jenna Malone and Liam Aiken. Things become especially dicey when mom is diagnosed with cancer.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) Woody Allen plays a luckless talent agent who, while trying to reconcile a lounge singer with his high-strung mistress (Mia Farrow) is mistakenly assumed to be her lover by her jealous gangster boyfriend. Very funny movie which begins & ends on Thanksgiving!
Pieces of April (2003) Written & directed by Peter Hedges and Starring Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, Alison Pill An estranged daughter invited her mother who has cancer, and the rest of her family to her run down apartment where she lives with her boyfriend for Thanksgiving Dinner which she has never before cooked.
We Are Marshall (2006) In 1970 a plane crash killed all of the players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, 12 coaches & 3 other people on their way home from a game against East Carolina. The football program is almost suspended but the Marshall University students and the residents of Huntington convince the university president to try and rebuild the team. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, David Strathairn and Robert Patrick.
Outside Providence (1995) A smart teenager from a working-class family has one too many run-ins with the law and dad sends him to boarding school where he meets a girl and learns a few lessons about life. Starring Shawn Hatosy, Amy Smart, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins etc.