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The Holdovers (2023)

The Story

In the stark silence of a snowy New England winter, “The Holdovers” (2023) unfolds a poignant tale of unexpected connection. Paul Giamatti portrays Clay Reed, a curmudgeonly classics teacher forced to remain at his remote boarding school over Christmas break – not an ideal prospect for a man who prefers solitude and intellectual pursuits. However, his forced holiday plans take a turn when Troy, a troubled but intellectually gifted young man, must stay on campus. Joined by Winnie, the school’s head cook still reeling from a personal tragedy, the three unlikely individuals are thrown together in the isolated schoolhouse, their lives intertwine in a beautiful and unexpected dance of shared burdens, humor, and the possibility of forging new bonds amid the cold winter landscape. “The Holdovers” is a heartwarming story about finding solace in unexpected places, discovering the complexities beneath the surface, and proving that even the most hardened hearts can find warmth in the shared human experience.

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The Deets

Rating: PG-13
Concerns: mature thematic material, language, sexual content
Runtime: 1h 36m
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Original Language: English
Release Date (theaters):   wide  
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Main Cast

Patrick J. Pespas
Sam Lipman-Stern

Production & Crew

Distributor: Focus Features
Production Co: Miramax, Gran Via
Director(s): Adam Bhala Lough, Sam Lipman-Stern
Producer(s): Mark Johnson, Bill Block, David Hemingson
Writer(s): David Hemingson
Cinematography: Eigil Bryld
Music: Mark Orton
Editor: Kevin Tent
Hair/Makeup Lead(s): Jennifer Douglas (hair), Scott Hersh (makeup)
Costumes: Wendy Chuck

The Trailer

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