The Holdovers

The Holdovers

By Alexander Payne

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2023-11-10
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Director: Alexander Payne
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99

Description

From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, The Holdovers follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school's head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da'Vine Joy Randolph).

Reviews

  • Awesome

    5
    By Dafinator
    Heartfelt awesome movie. This is a really great movie and I’d watch it again and again. Fantastic writing and acting. Thank you for making this one, it’s a refreshing change from most of the Hollywood garbage coming out recently.
  • An Old Soul

    5
    By Nsanj
    This Film is shot beautifully, has great music, great actors, and a instant xmas classic put right in rotation with the classics.
  • Pretty wonderful

    5
    By Fletch F. Fletch
    Yes, there is a lot of heartbreak in the film. But it’s not about heartbreak. It’s also not just about surviving your circumstances. It’s about living and not allowing yourself to accept what you assume is your fate. There’s a lot of truth here about ethics and integrity and entitlement and compassion. And it’s very funny. A lot of humor can come from overcoming adversity or tragedy or fear and empowering inspiration is often derived from little personal victories. Those are things we can all understand and to which we can all relate. The period detail is so authentic that you just kind of forget it was recently filmed. The acting is terrific, especially from the three leads. Giamatti’s role must have been written specifically for him because it’s impossible to imagine anyone else playing the part. The set design is rich and full of character and the writing is honest and witty and frequently emotional without becoming exploitive or maudlin. I can’t imagine changing a thing. Highly recommended.
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Tony 2Toes
    For those that say this is too depressing, you are weak and pathetic.
  • One of the Best of a Great Year!

    5
    By rls1138
    This is one of the best films I saw this year. 2023 is when Hollywood started releasing REAL FILMS again and I’m very glad they did. HIGHLY recommended!
  • Worth buying

    5
    By The App User 29373782928
    This is one of the few movies i’ve bought, and it was so worth it. It’s genuinely so moving and well done! A movie that will affect anyone with a heart, and an instant classic for the snowy holidays :)
  • Not worth $20 rent

    3
    By Agalinka
    And I agree, it is kind of depressing.
  • Loved it

    5
    By BeholdDLam
    A great classic movie that feels like how good well rounded movies were made back in the day. Acting was great and the story line was interesting enough for you to want to find out what happens till the very end.
  • Best movie of 2023

    5
    By Radarman122
    This is the best movie I have watched this year! Thought provoking and extremely well acted!! I am going to rent again!!
  • U DON'T NO WAT U HAVE UNTILU DO!!!!!!

    5
    By twistedchic
    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS FILM. KUDOS TO ALL THE ACTING AND THE ONE OVER THE REST IS STILL MY BEST AND THAT BEING PAUL G. HE STEALS THIS MOVIE BECAUSE HIS HEART IS IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES. HE NEVER FAILS AT MAKING ANY MOVIE LESS THAN HUMAN. HE IS THE KIND OF GUY THAT ALWAYS HAS YOUR BACK NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCE. THIS IS A DIFFERENT HOLIDAY MOVIE THAT DEALS WITH REALLY WHAT THE HOLIDAY IS ABOUT. THE THREE REMAINING CHARACTERS ARE LEFT TO THEIR OWN THIS XMAS. THEY FIND IT HARD AND REAL BUT STILL ARE ABLE TO LIGHT THE SPIRIT UP THIS XMAS IN THE SIMPLEST OF WAYS YET NOT ALWAYS THE EASIEST.WITH A LITTLE SUPPORT FROM ONE ANOTHER AND TRYING NEW THINGS BY LETTING GO.THEY FIND THAT NO MATTER THE SITUATION OR THE DIFFERENCES IN AGE AND MORE THEY CAN COME TOGETHER AND SEE THE SIMUILARITIES. NOT ALL XMAS HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN WAY THAT MOST MOVIES MAKE THIS HOLIDAY ABOUT. I LOVED THIS ONE!!!!!!!!

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