Pieces of April was a slow moving tale about a girl who is slightly detached from her family, and invited them to Thanksgiving. While making the dinner nothing goes right for her, and her family almost does not come into her house for dinner. It does a great job of showing the stresses that people have over the holidays and the expectations that they put on themselves. At the end it shows how everyone who helped her became her family for dinner, and through her struggles she gained new friends. She was also able to start fresh with her family. Lots of hidden consumer behavior messages in this movie, but was a slow movie to watch.