About the film
Release Date: January 20, 2000
|Slogan||:||«Thanksgiving. A celebration of food, tradition and relative insanity.»|
|Production Companies||:||Lions Gate Films|
|Writers||:||Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges|
In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own family's ruptures secret from Ron's visiting mother. In the Seelig household, Herb and Ruth are unwilling to discuss openly their grown daughter's living with her lover, Carla. Around each table, things come to a head. A gun, an affair, a boyfriend, and a pregnancy precipitate crises forcing each family to find its center.