Movies Set During Thanksgiving & The Fall In November

You’ve Got Mail (1998) : While the whole movie has great foliage scenes and a crisp, autumnal vibe, the scene where Joe rushes to the front of Zabar’s cash-only line to vainly save a work enemy (or so he thinks…) actually happens on Thanksgiving Day. One of my favourite movies of all time  Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan stars as two people in an online romance who are unaware they are also business rivals. Movie magic.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) : Travel stress is nobody’s favorite part of Thanksgiving, but watching Steve Martin and John Candy as an odd-couple duo of hapless travelers trying desperately to get home for Turkey Day will help you laugh off your own struggles.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) : You’ll probably feel pretty good about your decision to forgo staying up late for Black Friday deals after watching Kevin James play an overzealous New Jersey mall cop facing a Black Friday heist. The film tells a story of Blart, a single dad and bumbling mall security guard, who finds himself in the middle of a heist and the only one in position to rescue hostages.

Sweet November : The essential autumn vibes in this bittersweet romance about a mismatched couple (Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves) who agree to live together for the month of November. The film is based on the 1968 film Sweet November written by Herman Raucher, which starred Anthony Newley  and Sandy Dennis; however, it has a different ending.

Autumn in New York (2000) : The entire “fall in Manhattan” atmosphere will give you all of the Thanksgiving feels.  Starring Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, and Anthony LaPaglia and Written by Allison Burnett, the film follows a successful middle-aged restaurateur and womanizer who falls in love with a sweet young woman who is terminally ill.

Wolverhampton Wolves 0 Arsenal 2

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says everyone is shocked at the Gunners surging five points clear at the top of the Premier League but that he is determined his players should enjoy their present lofty status.Martin Odegaard’s second-half double in their win over Wolves was enough for Arsenal to take maximum advantage of Manchester City’s shock defeat by Brentford and ensure they will be top on Christmas Day for the first time since 2007. It is a major achievement for a club that has not finished higher than fifth since 2016.

Odegaard turned home Fabio Vieira’s low cross from close range 10 minutes after the restart and then drilled in the rebound after Jose Sa had kept out Gabriel Martinelli’s low effort 15 minutes from time. It meant there was no slip-up for the Gunners, who watched City’s defeat on the team coach as they travelled to the Midlands and celebrated when Ivan Toney scored in injury time. There was more good news from the Arsenal camp as Arteta revealed Granit Xhaka’s first-half exit was down to a sickness bug that affected the visitors before kick-off, rather than anything that would put the Switzerland player’s World Cup in jeopardy. In contrast, Wolves are now bottom as new manager Julen Lopetegui prepares to take charge. The former Spain, Real Madrid and Sevilla boss was introduced 15 minutes before kick-off at Molineux and watched the game from the stands.

Twelve victories and 37 points represents Arsenal’s best record 14 games into a season. They do still have to play defending champions City as their first planned league game against them was called off last month to allow the Gunners to get up to date with their Europa League programme. They also have to face an in-form Newcastle, but they have met all the rest of their ‘big six’ rivals and look very much the real deal. Odegaard in particular has proved an inspired choice as captain by Mikel Arteta. The 23-year-old Norwegian goes about his work in a quietly effective way, clean in his passing and astute in terms of his positioning, which given his central role is essential.

He is a goal threat too. His first was a poacher’s effort as he evaded the attentions of Wolves defenders despite his proximity to the home goal. His second involved superb first-touch control as the ball ran out to him, then a precise finish.