Aspiring NYC artist John Hollar returns to his middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, and over-eager ex flood back into his life ahead of his mother's operation.
Randall Park played John Krasinski's character, as an 'asian Jim' in an episode of the TV series The Office (2005). See more »
Early in the film, John is shown finishing a cigarette while leaning on a taxi. During the shot, green highways signs behind him indicate I-70 going west to Cincinnati and east to Cleveland. In fact, I-70 does not go to either of those Ohio cities. The film was shot in Mississippi and it appears the erroneous signs were added in post-production. See more »
Written by Josh Ritter
Performed by Josh Ritter
Courtesy of Pytheas Recordings
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc. See more »
A heartwarming film
This film tells the story of a family who is troubled by many misfortunes, including the father's business going badly, the mother having cancer, the older son coping with divorce and the younger son doing a job he dislikes.
Despite the multiple misfortunes, "The Hollars" remain light hearted, optimistic and cheerful. They show human emotions appropriate to the situations, and is not over the top. Attributing the mother's symptoms to a weight issue is quite funny, but believable at the same time. The thing about these characters is that they face real problems and have realistic reactions. I have sympathy for the characters because they are relatable to the viewers. The ending is quite funny, sweet and sad all at the same time. It also reminds us to live life to the most.
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