Tuesday, 27 October 2009

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

In cold, snowy 19th century, post-war New Hampshire, the Bassett family is struggling to keep their heads above water. Living on a tenant farm - with the rent several months past due - recently widowed Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) must put on a brave face with Thanksgiving approaching in two weeks. With the larder empty, and no money to purchase food, let alone a fancy feast to celebrate the holiday, Mary can only smile and suggest they sew a quilt with leftover scraps of clothes to commemorate what's truly important about Thanksgiving: love and family. Dependable middle daughter Prudence (Vivien Endicott Douglas) takes this news stoically, while youngest Solomon (Gage Munroe) still believes that somehow, they'll have a Thanksgiving complete with turkey and pies. Headstrong eldest daughter Mathilda (Tatiana Maslany), however, refuses to fall back on her siblings' wishful thinking and resignation.

Jacqueline Bisset, Kristopher Turner, Michael Barbuto, Catherine Fitch.

Really thought this was a good movie, if you like period dramas you'll love this. A really good storyline!

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