Whether you are spending the day with your large dysfunctional family or curled up with you cat in your quiet apartment, Thanksgiving is a good day for watching a movie. Here is a list of some of our favorite Thanksgiving Holiday films:
The House Of Yes (Mark Waters, 1997)
Home For The Holidays (Jodie Foster, 1995)
Miracle On 34th Street (George Seaton, 1947)
Hannah And Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986)
She’s Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, 1986)
ThanksKilling (Jordan Downey, 2009)
Alice’s Restaurant (Arthur Penn, 1969)
Dutch (Peter Faiman, 1991)
Addams Family Values (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993)
The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 1997)
The Object Of My Affection (Nicholas Hytner, 1998)
Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
Nobody’s Fool (Robert Benton, 1994)
Scent Of A Woman (Martin Brest, 1992)
Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)
Funny People (Judd Apatow, 2009)
Pieces Of April (Peter Hedges, 2003)
You need to check out House Of Yes. It is a real trip. I am sure some people will hate it, but hey, haters gonna be hating. Parker Posey’s performance is just incredible. An unstable Jackie O’ wannabe, her mood swings, rapid-fire one liners, and attitude make this film very special.
Genevieve Bujold as the matriarch shows a droll comic side that I have never seen in her before. There is a scene where she is trying to ship Tori Spelling off in a cab that is just hysterical.
Spelling is especially good as the naive Donut Queen who has no clue what she just walked into. Freddie Prinze Jr. is totes adorbs.
The plot is sick: incest, assassinations, mental instability, jealousy and denial. Perfect for the holidays!