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The Hollars (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 August 2016 (USA)
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A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

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John Krasinski

Writer:

Jim Strouse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margo Martindale ... Sally Hollar
Sharlto Copley ... Ron Hollar
Richard Jenkins ... Don Hollar
John Krasinski ... John Hollar
Anna Kendrick ... Rebecca
Randall Park ... Dr. Fong
Ashley Dyke ... Stacey
Isabela Costine Isabela Costine ... Constance
Didi Costine ... Matilda
Josh Groban ... Reverend Dan
Charlie Day ... Jason
Mary Kay Place ... Pam
Timothy Crowe Timothy Crowe ... Loan Officer (as Tim Crowe)
Lacey Levy Lacey Levy ... Neurology Nurse
Debbie Prescott Debbie Prescott ... Liquor Barn Cashier
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Storyline

Aspiring NYC artist John Hollar returns to his middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, and over-eager ex flood back into his life ahead of his mother's operation.

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Like It Once Was See more »

Filming Locations:

Brookhaven, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,210, 28 August 2016

Gross USA:

$1,016,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,138,609
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Anna Kendrick were previously in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). See more »

Quotes

Don Hollar: What are you doing on the floor,chief?
Sally Hollar: I don't know.
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Margo Martindale's performance has Oscar written all over it.
23 August 2016 | by RamascreenSee all my reviews

John Krasinski's feature directorial debut, #TheHollars is one of this year's must-see films, it's the most honest and hilarious dysfunctional family comedy I've seen in recent years. Perfect ensemble cast, especially the great Margo Martindale whose performance has Oscar written all over it.

Krasinski plays a struggling NYC artist named John Hollar who hates his job and has a rich and caring pregnant girlfriend (Anna Kendrick). John returns to his small mid-America hometown upon hearing the news of his mother's (Margo Martingale) illness. But coming back isn't easy because it brings up not only old pains between family members but also high school rivalry and other anxieties. Co-starring Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Groan and Randall Park.

I think it all stems from Jim Strouse's script that gives us a look at a family that is reflective of the ones we the audiences have. The story just flows naturally becomes I think it comes from a very real and truthful place. You don't have to have grown up in small town U.S.A. and you can still relate to the banter, the anger, the argument, the jealousy, and the heartbreak. The comedy in "The Hollars" is so ferocious so whenever the drama does kick in, you feel it all the much stronger. All the actors involved did a phenomenal job of having an emotional impact on you, especially Margo Martindale whom I've always considered to be a national treasure, in "The Hollars," she gets to unleash her fullest potential, it's as if everything she ever did her career over the years had led her up to this defining moment, what a remarkable actress. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll find hope in "The Hollars." -- Rama's Screen --


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