The Hollars

The Hollars

DVD - 2016
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John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother's illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD Hollars 2016
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby Digital
1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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LawyerLady
Oct 10, 2017

I had been waiting to watch this movie for awhile, and it was pretty good, but I wanted it to be better. Great cast, and good moments. A solid 3.5 stars.

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LynJoan
Sep 19, 2017

I don't post too many 5 stars, but this deserves it. I laughed so hard at places which I was not sure if I should have, the family dynamics are hilarious, but I am not sure if it is my family of origin that makes it funny; I don't think so. I believe it is a very humourous take with loads of serious moments as well and I believe that many would relate to this family tale.

I appreciated that they did not go over board with the level of disfunction as many Hollywood films do. They are good people and have a realistic degree of issues. The mom gives an amazing performance, it is well written, acted and directed. I strongly reccomend this movie.

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wyllow
Aug 01, 2017

I watched this with my hubby and tween kids, and we all really enjoyed it. A very talented cast with great comedic acting managed to wring out laughs even through the tears without being cloying or forced. There are sad moments, but the laughter and sweet surprises sprinkled throughout made this movie enjoyable and rewarding. Such a refreshing change from the string of blockbuster or violent action movies that have been such a big part of my movie diet lately.

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COURIER3
Jun 30, 2017

Excellent. be sure and watch special features about shaving Margo's head for surgery.
Was a great story line. This could happen to any family. Found this on dashboard, thank you patrons. I am a fan of Richard Jenkins and Anna Kendrick

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mikeedm
Jun 28, 2017

Family comedy/drama, very well done. Actress who played the mother was incredible. Well worth your time.

d2013 Jun 28, 2017

Very moving but done with quite a bit of humor. Very well done!

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IrishMoon
Jun 24, 2017

This is a very good, touching, heart warming, yet gut wrenching movie. I highly recommend it!

This was a good movie, but I only gave it 3.5 stars because it is not a comedy. There was very little funny about it. I cried through most of it. Iwould call it a family drama.

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JeanieG
Jun 11, 2017

This was a poorly written and (mostly) poorly acted movie. If you notice in the the credits it was directed and produced by one of the actors - John Krasinski or "Jim" from the office. This is usually a sign of an actor wanting an acting part, not getting offers and then having the money to make it happen. As it turns out his acting is some of the best along with the actors playing the parents, Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins.
The plot and story line could have been improved and made more believable with just a few changes. It could have been a good movies with a couple more rewrites and some tweaking to the acting. It was annoying to watch but I watched the whole thing hoping it would get better.
For some people none of this matters and soap-opera quality is fine. To each his or her own!

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Wendie
May 13, 2017

I loved this movie! It was wonderful. Emotional. Happy, sad, super funny at times, just loved it.

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jimg2000
Mar 02, 2017

So, I, uh, looked over your CAT scans. You have a pretty big brain tumor near your frontal lobe.
-Oh, Christ. Jesus Christ!
-Wait. What does that mean, "pretty big"?
It means "big."
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"You won't know until you get there that you're okay."
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I know there's a number of people here today that are wondering what we're going to do without her.
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Well, they say "for better or for worse," right? I can't think of a worse time than now.
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"Stop crying. ... You've got a funeral to plan. Don't forget I like orchids."
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To be honest, I'm surprised there haven't been more symptoms.
-Would loss of sight in one eye be a symptom?
Possibly.
-Oh, what about, uh, numbness in the toes and fingers?
Probably.
-And temporary paralysis?
Definitely.
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Why wouldn't you get those checked out?
-He sent me to Jenny Craig. ... But I lost six pounds the first week.

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