After spending the morning preparing food, having quality time with family, and probably eating way too much, watching a movie is the ideal activity. If you want to just relax on Thanksgiving evening, here are some great chick flicks that are sure to be a good end to your day. These Thanksgiving movies are also perfect for watching anytime in November to get ready for Turkey Day.
Here are more of the best Thanksgiving chick flicks.
“Home For The Holidays”
I was fourteen when this movie was first released. I loved “Home for the Holidays” then, and I still love it now. First of all, this movie is absolutely hilarious. If you have ever experienced family related holiday stress, just put on this movie to instantly feel better. Holly Hunter stars as Claudia. Her life is disintegrating around her when she flies to her parents’ house (without her teen daughter who is staying with her boyfriend and “probably losing her virginity this very as-we-speak-end”). Once there, she deals with her dysfunctional family including her neurotic controlling “perfect” sister, her quirky gay brother, and other relatives. Throw in some mealtime disasters and romantic comedy, and it’s the perfect Thanksgiving film. Although it is painfully awkward at times, there are also moments of hope and redemption that are bound to make you feel better for the holidays (especially if you’re visiting home too).
“The Myth of the Fingerprints”
“The Myth of the Fingerprints” was a low budget film that never became very well known. However, it’s a Thanksgiving film that’s worth looking for. The basic premise is fairly standard for a Thanksgiving film, with the adult children of a family coming home to their parents’ house for Thanksgiving. However, the handling of the film is anything but ordinary. There’s a subtlety to the film in the acting (with a particularly good performance by Noah Wylie of “ER” fame), script, and filming. This is not just a feel good film; there are a lot of darker elements to the story. However, there are also funny moments and a sense of reality throughout. Just writing about it makes me want to go rent “The Myth of the Fingerprints” and watch it again this month.
From the moment that you look at the DVD box, there’s no doubt that “What’s Cooking?” is a holiday chick flick. It has a definite chick-flick set-up, with the lives of four different families (of different ethnicities and backgrounds) all preparing for Thanksgiving. The surprises come in how the families’ stories tie together. This is the perfect Thanksgiving movie to watch with your girlfriends as you plan your big meal.
“Son In Law”
It has probably been a long time since you saw a Pauly Shore movie, but maybe this Thanksgiving is the perfect time to resurrect one of his better films. In “Son in Law”, Pauly Shore is–well, let’s be honest, he’s Pauly Shore. He plays a perpetual student who meets a rebellious girl from the country and they become friends. At Thanksgiving, he agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend (and then fiancee), go back home to the farm, and meet her parents and childhood friends (and ex-boyfriend). Yes, this movie is ridiculous. However, it’s also actually pretty funny, and will bring back some great 90’s memories. If you need a good laugh this Thanksgiving, then give “Son In Law” a chance.