John Krasinski of THE OFFICE fame directs this movie about a family with problems. Krasinski plays a guy undergoing a crisis at work. His girl friend, played by Anna Kendrick, is pregnant. Krasinski’s mother, played by Margo Martindale, faces surgery. His father, played by the great Richard Jenkins, is a proud man whose plumbing business is facing bankruptcy. And as if that weren’t enough, Krasinski’s brother, played by Sharlto Copley, is stalking his ex-wife. The cast is solid with interesting roles for Josh Groban and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (from Brain Dead). The weak script and predictable plot subtract from what could have been a really good movie. GRADE: B-

18 thoughts on “THE HOLLARS

  1. Deb

    Based on your review, I think a comment I once heard about Diet Chocolate-Cherry Dr. Pepper is applicable: “I think we can all agree there’s too much going on here.”

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    When it comes to cable. I love the cast. Martindale’s performance in JUSTIFIED was one of the all-time greats.

  3. R. Robinson

    Why would anyone want to watch (or even make) a movie with such a depressing setup? Everyone has problems. Oh gee, let’s go wallow in someone else’s misfortune. Bah.

  4. Art Scott

    This one does it. An American movie in general release, with 6 top line stars – and I’ve never heard of ANY of them. And proud of it.


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