Well, of course, there are dozens of films set on or around Thanksgiving Day, but are any of them classic, or even good?

A few come to mind. Scent of a Woman, an Al Pacino, Chris Connelly starrer, and Nobody’s Fool, one of Paul Newman and Jessica Tandy’s later efforts are worth watching.

Two of Woody Allen‘s early works, Broadway Danny Rose and Hannah and her Sisters, might be considered minor classics.

When people think of movies about the Holiday they most often think of  National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion. Skip that one, but if you’re in the mood for an off beat comedy try For Your Consideration.

Christopher Guest and his stable of actors produced some pretty funny satires in the their time, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show (best of the bunch) and A Mighty Wind.

They missed the mark with For Your Consideration, a spoof of actors anticipating Oscar nominations, but it’s a worthy effort.  In the film within the film the group is shooting Waiting For Purim, but the execs think the story’s too Jewish, so it’s changed to Waiting

Happy Turkey Day!

 

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