The Holdovers

Discomfort And Joy.


The Holdovers
Nobody likes teacher Paul Hunham — not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the headmaster, who all find his pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains — a trouble-making 18-year-old named Angus, a good student whose bad behaviour always threatens to get him expelled. Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary — an African American woman who caters to sons of privilege and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England.

134 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.

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Credits

Cast
Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Carrie Preston, Brady Hepner, Ian Dolley, Jim Kaplan
Director
Alexander Payne
ScreenplayDavid Hemingson
MusicMark Orton
CinematographyEigil Bryld
EditingKevin Tent
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2023
Produced byMiramax, CAA Media Finance

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language, some drug use and brief sexual material.
Runtime133
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British Board of Film Classification rating

15: Suitable for 15 years and olderStrong language, Brief nudity
Runtime133
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
56 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
304 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBeautifully bittersweet, The Holdovers marks a satisfying return to form for director Alexander Payne.
19
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconPayne’s 1970-set comedy has swearing, drinking, pot use.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
106 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
1000+ users
18
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
18
IMDB
55010 Netizens
16
The Movie DB
Community
15

Average .. 83%

17

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