15 Thanksgiving Movies About Families Just Like Yours
Perhaps your family is balanced, open and cold, and your holiday gatherings bring pure joy. For the rest of us, it’s difficult, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But also not good . America is now so deeply divided that probably no two people have the same idea of how best to celebrate a holiday like Thanksgiving; in movies, as in real life, some people are often left out of Thanksgiving narratives—the indigenous peoples of North America often serve as the setting for a story centered on the white experience.
And that’s all before we get to family dynamics: gatherings organized under pressure tend to bring lingering grievances to the surface. This is also a good time to bring up topics that are best brought up in person, making this a great time for people to speak up. Except when it’s not. (It’s Complicated.)