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The Holdovers Thread

Limited release today and wide release on November 10th. Has anybody in NY or LA seen this yet?

by Anonymousreply 14December 2, 2023 7:22 PM

Well, this movie was a somewhat unexpected delight. It deserves to become a Christmas classic.

by Anonymousreply 1November 12, 2023 7:47 PM

I finally saw it today. I knew I would love it after seeing the trailer but it was even better than I expected. Very funny, very warm. Probably my favorite film of the year.

by Anonymousreply 2November 20, 2023 10:08 PM

I'm going to see it tomorrow. I never go to the movies anymore but I have a free pass.

by Anonymousreply 3November 20, 2023 10:11 PM

Very enjoyable film. Loved the filters and scene transitions! You’d never guess it wasn’t released the same year as Dead Poets Society. I feel like it would be a great double-feature with Wonder Boys.

by Anonymousreply 4December 2, 2023 3:25 AM

It's a friend of mine's favorite movie so far this year.

by Anonymousreply 5December 2, 2023 4:13 AM

You can tell from the tedious trailer exactly what is going to happen, the two leads are hideous and so is the murky photography. I know the reviews are universally positive, but you couldn’t drag me. I wouldn’t even bother to watch it on TV.

by Anonymousreply 6December 2, 2023 4:37 AM

^Great. I loved it.

by Anonymousreply 7December 2, 2023 4:45 AM

Enjoyable movie that unlike the endless Killers of the Flower Moon and the overrated Oppenheimer I would actually consider watching again. The New York Film Critics Circle named Da'Vine Joy Rudolph Best Supporting Actress. It's a sleeper and I suspect it will receive several Oscar nod s including Best Picture. I'm a fan of director Alexander Payne's other films: Election, Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt and Sideways.

by Anonymousreply 8December 2, 2023 6:01 AM

It had good pacing and Paul G. is adorable.

by Anonymousreply 9December 2, 2023 1:16 PM

Sappy, but OK. Deserves a Hallmark channel debut. If this is Oscar-worthy, it just goes to show you pedestrian movies have become.

by Anonymousreply 10December 2, 2023 1:26 PM

Sorry -- how pedestrian.

by Anonymousreply 11December 2, 2023 1:27 PM

CODA winning Best Picture opened the floodgates for these pedestrian Hallmark movies winning awards, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 12December 2, 2023 1:48 PM

[Quote] CODA winning Best Picture opened the floodgates for these pedestrian Hallmark movies winning awards, unfortunately.

have you forgotten about Forrest Gump, A Beautiful Mind, Kramer vs Kramer, Rain Man, Titanic, Midnight Cowboy, Crash, The Shape of Water . . .

by Anonymousreply 13December 2, 2023 6:54 PM

R12 Yes, because Forrest Gump and Driving Miss Daisy were both such highbrow cinema.

by Anonymousreply 14December 2, 2023 7:22 PM
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