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 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 natalietrap on Letterboxd

    You don't know until you get there that you're gonna be alright.

    Why doesn't this movie have a better rating? Why hadn't I heard of it before seeing it during an international flight? A lot of people watched me laugh and cry through this one. I had a middle seat, not cute.

    Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins were so excellently cast because of their earnestness. I always believe their performances. They flawlessly pulled off the raw comedy and heartbreak of any true family. 

    A+ cast all around

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