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Thanksgiving Themed Movies

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It’s November, and that means that Thanksgiving is coming up toward the end of the month. Today, the Independence Place Blog has some movie suggestions with Thanksgiving themes. We hope you’ll take time to enjoy one of these or another Thanksgiving favorite.



“Ed O'Neill (of ABC's Modern Family and Married with Children) stars in this 1991 comedy about a meat-and-potatoes construction worker's attempt to stay firmly ensconced in his girlfriend's good graces — by retrieving her preppy son from boarding school in time for Thanksgiving.”


The Blind Side

“Sandra Bullock's Oscar-winning performance in "The Blind Side" made it one of 2009's most viewed box office movies. Bullock, who plays wealthy no-nonsense Southern mom Leigh Anne Tuohy, takes in Michael Oher — a homeless football prodigy (Quinton Aaron) who eventually becomes a first-round NFL draft pick.”


Planes, Trains & Automobiles

“This 1987 film follows Neal Page (Steve Martin) and Del Griffith (John Candy) on a journey of Odysseus-like proportions. The impromptu duo's nearly failed attempt to return from a business trip in time for Thanksgiving dinner leads to a likeable stint of self-discovery. Soon, each man realizes he isn't quite the easy-going-peach-of-a-guy he assumed he was, and we figure out that what started as a comedy offers a few redemptive lessons, too, like caring for a nearly total stranger.”


If watching movies at your apartment isn’t your thing, head out to your favorite Cranston, RI area theater and catch what’s playing on the big screen this month. Movie Insider has all the details on what’s coming out in theaters and when.  


Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Independence Place. What are your favorite Thanksgiving or holiday-themed movies to watch during this time of year? Feel free to share the titles in the comments below so that we can all enjoy. Thanks for reading today’s blog post.