Peter Hedges Scripts

Playwriter and Screenwriter, Peter Hedges, does not have a long list of famous films that he has written. However, in the short list of films he has written in his lifetime, many of them are memorable pieces of work. From his first screenplay adaptation What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) to his most recent film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), he stands out as a dynamic writer that is able to bring incredible meaning and humor to his pieces.

There is no doubt that Hedges is a dramatic writer, as he does not have one film that strays from the genre. The fact is that he is good at what he does, which is writing films full of meaning and connections to real life. In the future, he might change his flow and try to tap a genre which he never touched before, but for now he is doing what he does best- creating drama.


  1. (2012) The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  2. (2007) Dan in Real Life Script ($)
  3. (2003) Pieces of April Script ($)
  4. (2002) About a Boy [Transcript]
  5. (1999) A Map of the World
  6. (1993) What’s Eating Gilbert Grape [Transcript]

Pieces of April

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Director:Peter Hedges
Written by:Peter Hedges (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.