Dysfunctional in-laws on Thanksgiving are one thing, but a long-lost brother-in-law who sprouts leaves when he gets wet is a whole other can of cranberries.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gas Station Attendant (as Michael Patrick Bell)
Dave Jeffrey Clark ...
Derrick (as David Jeffrey Clark)
Evan Moffitt ...
Bibo Bergeron ...
Airport Announcer (voice)
Terry Duddy ...
Q. Allan Brocka ...
Chef Student (as Allan Brocka)


Story revolves around a guy on Thanksgiving as he faces a family that seems to need their conflicts more than they need each other for love or support. As the family descends throughout the day, including a long absent brother who carries his own secret, tensions mount culminating in an unexpected harmony. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Short | Drama | Family





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January 2003 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is a very well done heart-warming comedy with an excellent cast and director.
13 February 2003 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

This is the first time Director Vicky Jenson has done a live action film, and it will definitely not be the last. A wonderful cast including Harland Will1ams, Talia Shire, Ethan Phillips and several other very talented actors, including a very funny 5 year old boy makes this a must see. Already on the festival circuit at Sundance and soon to be at SXSW in Texas, don't miss it if you get a chance.

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