THE HOLLARS – Rated PG-13

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“The most FANTASTICALLY FUNNY FAMILY FILM I’ve seen ALL YEAR” – Kathy Kaiser

THE HOLLARS – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 28 mins.

Staring John Krasinski, Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins and Charlie Day

Living the life dreams are made of in New York City – or maybe not – we meet John Hollar (John Krasinski), as he tries to come to terms with the fact that his girlfriend Rebecca (Anna Kendrick) is pregnant, which seems to be rocking John to his core…

When a phone call comes in from home that John’s mother Sally (Margo Martindale) is sick and in the hospital, he does what any good son would do, rushing back home a.s.a.p.

When Sally receives a diagnosis she herself isn’t prepared for, leave it to husband Don (Richard Jenkins) and son Ron (Sharlto Copley) to totally come unglued, thus leaving John and Mom to pick up the pieces, as they hope for a positive and uneventful outcome, when it’s all said and done.

As John continues to grapple with his mom’s hospitalization, and the fact that he is about to be a father ~ lets throw his ex-girlfriend Gwen (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) into the mix ~as she has decided she’s not exactly over him, even though she ‘s married and has a new baby of her own…

And lest we not forget big brother Ron’s dysfunctional and tumultuous life circling around him either, while Sally and Don try to focus on their other late-in-life struggles too, like trying to keep their family business afloat.

With all the turmoil and uncertainty facing all of THE HOLLARS at this very moment~ the big question is ~ who will make it through unscathed, in this crazy little thing we call LIFE???

I give THE HOLLARS a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN ~ This film one of the best Romantic Comedies/Dramas I have seen all year. This one hits really close to home, and in more ways than one. Bring your Kleenex along too; as even if your aren’t reminded of your sweet father like I was throughout this entire film, there are storylines galore that will get you in the end, of that, I am sure. Luckily for all of us too, just as soon as you get past that scene that tugged at your heartstrings, there is the much-needed comedic relief happening just a few scenes away. Krasinski is fabulous as both Actor and Director this time around, as his performance throughout is truly memorable. And so are the incredible performances that he manages to pull from his entire cast of seasoned professionals as well.  Margo Martindale also gives a truly OSCAR WORTHY PERFORMANCE as the Matriarch of this very dysfunctional family.  THE HOLLARS is one film that is definitely worth to price of admission at a theater near you, especially if you love movies filled with characters that you can’t help but fall in love with each and every one of them…

Kathy Kaiser