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The Holdovers (2023)

Comedy | 133 minutes

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Duration: 133 minuten

Alternative title: Winter Break

Country: United States

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa

IMDb score: 8,0 (101.907)

Releasedate: 27 October 2023

The Holdovers plot

In the year 1970, the teacher Paul Hunham is not liked by his students or his colleagues. His conceit and rigidity get in his way. Since he has no family or friends to celebrate the Christmas season with, he stays behind at school to take care of students who are in a similar situation. The fifteen-year-old fuss-maker, but good student Angus, is in such a position. Chef Mary also lives on campus. She just had to hand over her son during the Vietnam War.

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avatar van Pazmaster


  • 2641 messages
  • 5108 votes

Not a bad movie, but I didn't think it was that good either. The cast plays well and the story goes well, but really special? Not really. I expected a special viewing experience, given the high numbers, but my expectations were not met. Unfortunately. Sufficient, but nothing more.

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avatar van BBarbie


  • 12706 messages
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A rather unusual Christmas film about characters who are condemned to each other due to circumstances during the Christmas holidays. Paul Giamatti is in good form, but for my taste Alexander Payne has made better films (Nebraska, The Descendants, etc.).

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knuppel ihhh

  • 299 messages
  • 171 votes

Have I been watching the same movie? See a high score and positive reviews on this site. That's why I picked him. What a boring movie. Is this something cultish or something? There is a small group of fans who cheer each other on. Turned it off after an hour because we stopped following the film without interest.

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