In movies, the road to hell is always paved with turkeys.
Ah, Thanksgiving dinner: a tradition steeped in gravy and crimes against humanity. A time for families to come together and hash out their conflicting ideologies. A chance to carve the turkey—and years of built-up resentment.
In fact, the potential for drama on this American holiday is almost cinematic. In a new supercut for Fandor Keyframe, video essayist Jacob T. Swinney has highlighted some of the most traumatizing Thanksgivings to grace the silver screen, from Brokeback Mountain to The Scent of a Woman to Krisha (arguably the best Thanksgiving movie ever made).
That cut of Christina Ricci in The Ice Storm lecturing her family about massacred Native Americans to Christina Ricci torching a Native American community in Addams Family Values speaks volumes about the irony and contradictions that plague this holiday.