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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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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

Gross USA:

$1,016,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,138,609
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although it is never accentuated or joked about in the movie, the names of the men in the Hollars family all rhyme: Don, Ron, and 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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References Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) See more »

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Written by Josh Ritter
Performed by Josh Ritter
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A film of love, loss, returning back seeing people and memories as old life goes and new life begins.
29 September 2016 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"The Hollars" is one of those movies that has a mixture of laughs, drama, and sorrow and sadness still it entertains with love and memories showing that life always is a change with the new. John(John Krasinski)is a man who returns to his small Ohio town to visit his dying mother Sally Hollar(the wonderful Margo Martindale)who's very ill with a terminal case of brain cancer. By her side is her loving husband of many years Don(Richard Jenkins)and it's a tailspin for John he's got a lot on his plate including a pregnant wife in Rebecca(Anna Kendrick)and he meets an old flame of his while in town and she's still interested even though married too, and John doesn't want to move back! Clearly this film is clearly a test of love and fate it shows that with time life and fate changes it's all about new starts despite the sorrow and loss of a loved one still memories of love will always be present. Overall "The Hollars" is one touching emotional drama of love and change it's one film to sure see.


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