Directed by John Krasinski
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 Chris (The Oldest Streamer) on Letterboxd
Well this was a nice surprise!
If you’re quite a successful actor wanting to direct a low budget indie drama, your first choice of actor is likely to be Richard Jenkins as he always delivers and he doesn’t disappoint here in an ensemble cast with a career best role for Margo Martindale.
All the leading players including director Krasinski are fine and play nicely of each other in this well made drama which has some predictable moments but is generally engrossing.
Not for the first time, I realise that I appear to be completely at odds with most others on LB but I would recommend it!
★★★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: robbywarrenreviews.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-hollars-movie-review.html
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.
★★★★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
★★★½ review by Jye Briscoe on Letterboxd
I had zero expectations going into this except knowing that I liked the quite impressive ensemble cast, but came out of it having really liked it.
The Hollars isn't groundbreaking cinema. It follows many of the cliches that other family comedy/drama films have and it pretty formulaic to boot. However, the cast definitely elevate this and I liked spending time with these characters.
I was pleasantly surprised with this.
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