The Hollars

Aspiring New York City 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.


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  • ★★★½ review by Robby Warren on Letterboxd

    What up guys. I just wanted to say that I created a new blog (I know, I've had a few before, but I lost the passwords...) and that I wrote my first review on it for this movie, check it out here please:

    I'm gonna try to write most reviews from now on there, so I can go more into depth and stuff (Also... I watch television a lot so I want somewhere to write about TV too!), so be sure to stick around and see future reviews on there. I'll be seeing Magnificent Seven and Storks during the week so expect big write-up's for those.

  • ★★★★ review by Jack Lindberg on Letterboxd

    Funny, sweet, and emotional. This was a big surprise for me. The first half was fine, the second half really excelled in quality.

  • ★★★½ review by Sean Mesler on Letterboxd

    A funny, touching, slight family dramedy, The Hollars moves briskly and is full of heart and has some genuinely funny moments peppered throughout. Most of the humor comes from the first act, but still managed to offset the more dramatic moments giving the movie a welcomed charm. 

    Lord, help me but I enjoyed a movie with Charlie Day in it. I should clarify that I enjoyed it despite him and his typically grating character feels completely unnecessary considering there is really no pay off to him if his subplot. Which stings even more because it underuses Mary Elizabeth Winstead who I always enjoy watching. 

    If you're into these kinds of movies (as I am) there's plenty to enjoy in The Hollars.

  • ★★★★½ review by 5_word_movies on Letterboxd

    Very well done film. Last 20 minutes had me crying like a baby

  • ★★★★★ review by Dean Olson on Letterboxd

    Dat ensemble cast tho

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