Ah, Thanksgiving. A wonderful fall hari to spend stuffing your face, reconnecting with long Lost relatives, and just enjoying being in the presence of your loving family. Especially on an election year!
Orrr anda can scratch everything after 'stuffing your face' and hide out with a stack of Thanksgiving movies. atau a phone atau a tablet atau whatever anda high-tech hoodlums are watching stuff on these days.
Every Thanksgiving movie senarai I see has the same three movies: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Pieces of April, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. There are others sprinkled in here and there, even a few of these make the occasional appearance, but those are the three constants. And to tell anda the truth, I'm not crazy about any of them. What's a hungry person to do while cooking atau waiting for food, when they don't like the traditional Filem and refuse to watch the parade?
Here are five alternatives. They may not be Thanksgiving traditions for the masses, like the three I mentioned above, but they're worth a watch if you're searching for something different. I mean, it's only
the most traditional holiday of the year, why wouldn't
anda be looking to try something new? ;)
#5 - Son in Law (1993)
"He's a relative nightmare."
Starring: Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino
A reserved farm girl goes off to college in California and undergoes a major I'm-In-College-Now transformation, shocking the hell out of her family and boyfriend when she comes utama for Thanksgiving. With her crazy hippie friend, Crawl. When her high school boyfriend proposes and she panics, Crawl tells her family that she's already engaged to him. The family puts city boy through all kinds of tests to prove to him that he doesn't belong. It's a good one, if you're into Pauly Shore's weirdness.
#4 - Deadfall (2012)
"Don't try to escape from your past."
Starring: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam
A brother and sister, who have just robbed a casino, are heading for the Canadian border when they crash their car in a snowstorm and have to separate to throw off the authorities. He sticks to the woods, she hitches a ride with an ex-con headed utama for Thanksgiving with the family. Bro and Sis meet up after a long, exhausting journey for a Thanksgiving makan malam, majlis makan malam so tense it'll make your even worst one look fun.
#3 - Addams Family Values (1993)
"The Family Just Got A Little Stranger."
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack
This is the one with Wednesday's Thanksgiving Revenge. Even if anda just watch that scene, it's a Thanksgiving must. And it's also a nice reminder that there is
a family weirder than yours.
#2 - Four Brothers (2006)
"They came utama to bury mom... and her killer."
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund, Andre Benjamin
Yep. Four Brothers is a Thanksgiving movie. Mama Mercer is shopping for a turkey in the first scene. And then of course she gets murdered, so all her sons come back to town to bury her... and her killer. Family reconnects, family fights, a turkey is cooked, vengeance is had, Turkey Puck is played. Even some bloodshed. Sounds like Thanksgiving to me.
#1 - Miracle on 34th jalan (1994)
"If anda really believe, anything can happen."
Starring: Mara Wilson, Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott
"But it's a Krismas movie!" It starts on Thanksgiving. Know what else starts on Thanksgiving? Krismas Movie Season. This is the first step. It is known.
Miracle on 34th jalan opens on the big Thanksgiving hari Parade in New York City. See, Thanksgiving. Parade, turkey, awkward broken family. Then the real story begins. A very serious young girl named Susan doesn't believe in Santa Claus, even when she meets the real thing. Santa gets framed for a crime and all his Friends rally around him in court, and surpriiiise, he makes the whole city believe. Even Susan and her tightly wound mother. I prefer the 1994 version, but the 1947 one works too, if you're lookin' to to old school.
If anda have other Thanksgiving favorites, please let me know, 'cause I'm always looking for lebih good holiday movies!