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The Hollars (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 August 2016 (USA)
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A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.


John Krasinski


Jim Strouse
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Margo Martindale ... Sally Hollar
Sharlto Copley ... Ron Hollar
Richard Jenkins ... Don Hollar
John Krasinski ... John Hollar
Anna Kendrick ... Rebecca
Randall Park ... Dr. Fong
Ashley Dyke ... Stacey
Isabela Costine Isabela Costine ... Constance
Didi Costine ... Matilda
Josh Groban ... Reverend Dan
Charlie Day ... Jason
Mary Kay Place ... Pam
Timothy Crowe Timothy Crowe ... Loan Officer (as Tim Crowe)
Lacey Levy Lacey Levy ... Neurology Nurse
Debbie Prescott Debbie Prescott ... Liquor Barn Cashier


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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Don Hollar: What are you doing on the floor,chief?
Sally Hollar: I don't know.
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New Lover
Written by Josh Ritter
Performed by Josh Ritter
Courtesy of Pytheas Recordings
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc.
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A heartwarming film
15 February 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Like It Once Was See more »

Filming Locations:

Brookhaven, Mississippi, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,210, 28 August 2016

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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