By Snakkle Staff on November 26, 2013
When it comes to Thanksgiving films, the pickings are a bit slim. (It’s not the veritable feast you get at Christmas.) Beyond classics like Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Hannah and Her Sisters, there’s not a whole lot to choose from. (Good luck trying to gather the family around the TV for a screening of that heartwarming Thanksgiving favorite The Ice Storm.) Ideally you want something funny and heartwarming that’ll get you through that tryptophan-induced food coma. That’s why the Jodie Foster directed Home for the Holidays just might be the perfect Thanksgiving movie.
With a healthy mix of holiday humor and warmth, Home for the Holidays captures all of the binge eating and family dysfunction that comes with Turkey Day. But what keeps it in rotation on our Thanksgiving viewing list is its stellar cast of veteran and up-and-coming stars. Chances are you’ve probably forgotten some of the now big names that gathered around the dinner table for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner filled with laughs and tears. Check out our look back at the cast of this modern-day Thanksgiving classic.