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It's Thanksgiving Day!

27 November 2014

Today is Thanksgiving day in America and otsoNY has compiled a Top 5 list of Thanksgiving NYC-based movies.

5. Somebody Killed Her Husband
Starring: Jeff Bridges

Jerry Green (Jeff Bridges) is a department store clerk who dreams of becoming a famous writer of children's books. He is having an affair with Jenny Moore (Farrah Fawcett) a lovely patron of the store. The trouble begins when the lovers find that her husband, a pair of neighbours and a bogus detective have been murdered. The lovers decide to solve the case themselves.

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4. Miracle on 34th Street
Starring: Maureen O'Hara and John Payne

When Doris Walker frantically recruits a last minute replacement for a drunken Santa for Macy's Christmas parade, he seems just ideal for he job and perhaps for good reason - he says his name is Kris Kringle and that he's the real Santa Claus. She pays him no mind and at the department store, he's proving be popular as well. He seems to be able to speak many languages and knows just what kids would like to have and creates a bit of a sensation when he refers shoppers to other stores rather than Macy's. When Kris has a run-in with the Department store's psychological tester, the man tries to have him committed leading to a court case where Doris' lawyer neighbor Fred Gailey tries to prove in court that Kris is the real Santa Claus.

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3. Pieces of April
Starring: Katie Holmes

In a very poor zone of New York, April Burns and her boyfriend, the Afro-American Bobby, are preparing to receive April's family for a thanksgiving dinner. While Bobby tries to borrow a suit for him, April realizes that her stove is broken and she tries desperately to find a neighbor that can let her cook the turkey, since she does not want to fail (again) with her family. Meanwhile, in a suburb of Pennsylvania, her dysfunctional family is preparing to travel to New York. While driving in the road, the relationship btw the Burns and the black-sheep April is disclosed through the conversations btw her father Jim, her resented mother Joy, her brother, her sister and her grandmother.

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2. Hannah and Her Sisters
Starring: Mia Farrow

During a Thanksgiving Day party we make aquaintance with a numerous and problematic family. The leading characters are three sisters: Lee (Barbara Hershey), the woman of Frederick, an old misanthrope painter; Holly (Dianne Wiest), who dreams of becoming a writer, or an actress, or who knows who...; Hannah (Mia Farrow), famous actress, beautiful, intelligent, good mother, good wife, good sister, in short perfect, the pivot of the family. The balance begins to break up when Hannah's husband, Elliot, falls in love with Lee, who leaves Frederick. Holly goes through a deep crisis and meets Mickey, the former husband of Hannah, a hipocondriac TV producer. The affairs evolve and at the last Thanksgiving.

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1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Starring: Steve Martin and John Candy

All that Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith (John Candy), Shower Curtain Ring Salesman and all-around blabbermouth, who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal.

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