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Pieces of April is a american film of genre Drama directed by Peter Hedges released in USA on 19 january 2003 with Katie Holmes

Pieces of April (2003)

Pieces of April
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Released in USA 19 january 2003
Length 1h20
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama
Rating70% 3.5483053.5483053.5483053.5483053.548305

Pieces of April is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Hedges. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The name is taken from a 1972 hit song by Three Dog Night, which reached No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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April Burns, the eldest daughter in a highly dysfunctional family, lives in a small tenement apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with her boyfriend Bobby. Although estranged from her family, she opts to invite them for Thanksgiving dinner, probably the last for her mother Joy, who has breast cancer.

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