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The Hollars (2016)

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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.

Director:

John Krasinski

Writer:

Jim Strouse
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Constance
Didi Costine ... Matilda
Josh Groban ... Reverend Dan
Charlie Day ... Jason
Mary Kay Place ... Pam
Tim Crowe Tim Crowe ... Loan Officer
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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,016,872, 2 December 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Krasinski directed this film, where he plays a man named John Hollar. See more »

Quotes

Don Hollar: What are you doing on the floor,chief?
Sally Hollar: I don't know.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: John Krasinski/Judy Greer/Blood Orange (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

MONSTER BALLADS
by Josh Ritter
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"The Hollars" deserves to be seen
7 May 2017 | by ksdilauriSee all my reviews

Here's another example of a terrific film that wasn't given proper exposure by the industry. The four leads--Krasinski, Copley, Jenkins, and the amazing Martindale--are perfect, and completely convincing as a family facing crisis. In spite of the somber subject matter (it's geared toward adults, not children), director Krasinski successfully wrings both chuckles and tears from these performances. It's a shame that "The Hollars" didn't garner some of the Oscar nominations that went to bigger-budget, but less deserving, films in 2016.


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