What’s better to do on Thanksgiving night (after turkey and football, of course) than watch a movie?
While movies that actually take place on Thanksgiving are rare, what’s not rare is people stuffing their faces in movies, just like we do on Turkey Day in real life.
Matilda: If that cake-eating scene didn’t haunt you for the rest of your childhood, I don’t know what would
The Family Stone: In one of the most awkward dinner scenes, this movie addresses Sarah Jessica Parker’s inability to understand people’s different life choices, and viewers’ inability to understand why she ever left “Sex and the City”
Meet the Parents: Only Stiller and DiNiro can make a scene about a cat and a family member’s ashes equally funny and cringeworthy
Seven: You can claim that you’re hardcore in your eating this Thanksgiving, but you’ve never been murdered by a bowl of pasta.
Lady and The Tramp: Attempts to get Allie to recreate the famous spaghetti eating scene with me at nice Italian restaurants: 28. Successes: 0
Stand By Me: The great and disgusting pie scene in this movie does not make me love pie any less.
3 Things in Movies we're thankful for
Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin have (mostly) retired from acting.
Lunatic/Acting genius Nick Cage is still somehow getting work (Ed: Allie does not endorse this statement).
Most theatre’s have lax enough security to sneak in a nice, fat turkey sandwich while you’re watching Hunger Games: Catching Fire. No turkey for you, Katniss!
The fact that they never made a Mean Girls 3. Know when to leave good enough alone (which actually would have been at the first Mean Girls)
That we have Jerry Maguire to immortalize Tom Cruise’s once normal acting career, and Renee Zellweger’s face
Movies to watch in a food coma:
Bob and Allie:
The Machinist: You can laugh at skinny Christian Bale while storing emergency fat to last you years.
Miracle on 34th Street – because it starts on Thanksgiving and goes all the way to Christmas.
Dogtooth: So you’ll feel better about your dysfunctional family.