Thanksgiving is celebrated by four families of different ethnic and economic backgrounds in contemporary Los Angeles. Flowing from table to table, kitchen to kitchen, each family cooks their meals and prepares for guests amidst swirling family tensions in the households of... Ronald, a spin doctor for a conservative governor, who heads the Williams, a seemingly picture-perfect American family. Anthony Avila is determined to have the whole family together for a traditional dinner even though his philandering Dad has left his mom, Elizabeth, who has begun a romance of her own. Ruth and Herb Seelig are struggling to cope with the fact that their daughter Rachel is a lesbian, home for the holidays with her "roommate" Carla. Ever since Trinh Nguyen made America her home, she feels like she's losing her kids. But finding condoms in her daughter Jenny's jacket is the least of her worries... The families all contend with similar household issues as the prepare for the onslaught of family and friends.
Alfre Woodard, Joan Chen, Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Julianna Margulies, Victor Rivers, Douglas Spain, Maria Carmen, Isidra Vega, Elena Lopez, A Martinez, Richard Yñiguez, Eva Rodriguez, Adrian Armas, Caz, François Chau, Will Yun Lee, Kristy Wu, Brennan Louie, Jimmy Pham, Kieu Chinh, Chao-Li Chi, Chad Todhunter, Scotty Nguyen, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Suzanne Carney, Estelle Harris, Ralph Manza, Andrew Heckler, Dennis Haysbert, Eric George, Ann Weldon, Shareen Mitchell, Gregory Itzin, Mariam Parris, Frank Novak, Margie Loomis, Bruce Dobos, Jeremy Berger