|Katie Holmes||April Burns|
|Patricia Clarkson||Joy Burns|
|Oliver Platt||Jim Burns|
|Alison Pill||Beth Burns|
|John Gallagher Jr.||Timmy Burns|
|Alice Drummond||Grandma Dottie|
|Isiah Whitlock Jr.||Eugene|
Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.