Cold Turkey

Synopsis: A Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan goes from bad to worse when estranged daughter Nina makes a surprise visit home for the first time in 15 years. Nina clashes with her stepmother Deborah, and sister, Lindsay, while half-brother Jacob tries to keep a massive gambling debt a secret. Meanwhile, family patriarch Poppy has his own dramatic news to share. "Cold Turkey" is a black comedy about how - despite our best efforts - we all eventually turn into our parents. Starring Alicia Witt ("Friday Night Lights"), Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Sonya Walger ("Lost"), Victoria Tennant ("L.A. Story") and acclaimed writer-director Peter Bogdanovich ("The Last Picture Show").
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Will Slocombe
Production: FilmBuff
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min




So how was France?

What was that play

about the apartment?


Right, Rent... good play.

Yes! France was lovely.

So how often do your all to

the Secretary of Defense?

Oh, about once a month.

I like to stay in touch

with all my former students.


- Levi!

Thank you for

a very nice meal,

may I please be excused?

Thanks for asking so nicely,

Levi, yes of course.

Come on, Cy, let's go.

Hey hey hey, sweetie,

are you done?

Are you sure?

Okay, can you take

your plates in, please?

No, it's okay,

we'll take them in later.

No no no, they do it at home.

To the fort!

Uh... vino?

No thanks.


I think that's a healthy


Thank you.

So how's your book, Poppy?


Oh... interesting.

It's about the navy, right?


Do you want

his turkey burger?

Oh no no no,

you can have it.

No, you.

No, you, I...

No really, I'm full.

Yeah, me too.

Let's split it.


So, who's that for?

Jacob... eventually.

A hat?

Where are they sleeping,


I made up the office

for them.

Poppy's little book room?

Is that a problem?

I don't know, is that okay

with you, Poppy?

Deborah thought it'd be best.

Hm... I guess it is.

I don't know, doesn't it seem

to you like it's a little...



- No?

You don't think?

- No.

You don't think?

- No, I don't.

I just thought that

if it were me,

and I were coming home for

the first time in 15 years

I would want...

You know what, Linds?

I'm doing the best I can,


Yeah, I know.

- Okay.

I just wanna have a nice


with Nina...

We all do.

We're gonna have a great

Thanksgiving with Nina.

Mm hmm.


For sure.

You seem nervous.

What's wrong?

Uh, yeah, I'm nervous.

Nina's crazy.

You okay?


About us?

Yeah, I'm better.


Oh... oh, hi.

Hi CB.

I- I'm sorry, I thought

you were somebody else.

Yes, I'll hold for the


Good morning, Mr. Secretary.

Yes, I saw the Kurds

were acting up again.

You know Nina

hates your mom, right?

So? You hate my mom.

That's not true.

Yes it's true.

No, it's not, honestly,

I love Deborah.

I do... it's just...

you know... Poppy

left my mom to be with her.

And he slept with like,

15 students before that.

I know, it's pretty pimp,


Oh god, can we walk? Sorry.

Hey Mom.

How was the run?

It was good.

I found a weird text message

on your cellphone.


Why were you looking

at my phone again?

Oh, I didn't mean to.

I was just...

It was- it was

just sitting there...

How do you know

my password?

Well you haven't changed it

since you were 14,

and I used to have to

remind you what it was.

Why did you type in

my password?


If there is anything

you want to tell me,

please, honey, seriously,

I love you, it's fine...

Because, you know, you're not

the one who has to pay.

Yeah, I know, Mom.

- Oh, God.

Good run?

Jacob whooped me.

You did fine.

Oh, God, for an old lady.

Has anyone seen Poppy?

I think he's in

the book room, why?

No reason.

Is it another money thing?

Have you talked

to your father about it?

Alright, here, alright.

Hut! Go!

Alright. 3rd and 10.

Here we go! Go!

Ah! Here, here we go.

Get him.

Oh no! Oh oh no!

Oh no, help!


Don't you do that!

Stop doing that.


- Whoa!

Here it comes!

Touchdown! Nice!

Need some ice.

Got a soldier down.

Got it? OVer here,

here we go.

It's okay. Wanna sit up?

- What happened?

Oh, aw, it's okay,

it's just a little one.

Ah. Alright.

- Hold it on.

It's just a little booboo.

- You'll be alright.

Here, medicine.

- Whoa!

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