If you need to feel better about your own thankless Thanksgiving, here are 11 terrible Turkey Days you can watch. Have a little schadenfreude with your candied yams.
1. ‘THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS’ (1997)
Here’s a WASPy New England Thanksgiving that’s perfectly, thoroughly miserable, undiluted by even a moment of joy. Much of the blame can be traced to patriarch Hal, played by Roy Scheider with the same oily, sinister charm he brought to “All That Jazz.” Son Warren (Noah Wyle) is still mad at him for hitting on his girlfriend a few years back. Brother Jake (Michael Vartan) brings home his girlfriend, Margaret (Hope Davis), and Dad hits on her, too. Mia (Julianne Moore) is carrying a permanent chip on her shoulder; only Leigh (Laurel Holloman), the youngest, appears well-adjusted and happy. During the holiday celebration (at which Dad tries to pass off a store-bought turkey as one he shot himself), confrontations occur, but nothing gets resolved, and everyone goes home unhappily ever after.