Awkward Thanksgiving (2014)

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Awkward Thanksgiving: Directed by Henrique Couto. With Geoff Burkman, Mike Canestaro, Tara Clark, Adam Scott Clevenger. Dealing with family is hard, the rest is just gravy. Thanksgiving is a time when families get together to eat good food and share in the spirit of thankfulness. That is, of course, a best case scenario. Some families are so tangled in a web of drama from financial issues, relationships, and so on that lead to big blow outs or worse, long awkward silences. This is the story of one of those families.

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