The Hollars

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Family
Running Time:  105 min.
DVD: December 6, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Groban, Randall Park, Mary Kay Place


Struggling graphic novelist John Hollar (John Krasinski), who lives in New York City, returns to his hometown when his mother, Sally (Margo Martindale), is diagnosed with a brain tumor. He gets there just before she goes in for surgery.

John and his girlfriend Rebecca (Anna Kendrick), who is eight months pregnant with their first child, get caught up in his dysfunctional family's problems. He must also face his high school buddies, his high school rival, and an overeager ex-girlfriend, in the crazy world that he thought he had left behind.

Director: John Krasinkski
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Producer(s): John Krasinski, Tom Rice, Ben Nearn, Allyson Seeger
Screenplay: Jim Strouse
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  • 5 stars "This is a feel good movie. A really feel good movie. With having gone through nearly the same thing this movie tugged all all my heart strings and brought back all the memories, good and bad of what happened. With little bits of comedy interlaced in the story and the interaction between everyone this couldn't have been laid out better. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to feel unsure, happy and sad. This is easily worth every one of the 5 stars."
  • 5 stars "My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this movie - two days later, we're still talking about it. So glad we ignored the negative reviews! No plastic acting or special effects, rather a family's moment in time, very well presented. Humorous, sad, poignant - like real life. Several loose ends weren't tied up, allowing audience members to ponder rather than wait for the sequel."