With no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul, a cranky history teacher, remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains — a trouble-making 15-year-old named Angus, and head cook Mary -an African American woman whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England.
Golden Globes: Three Nominations
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – Paul Giamatti
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture – Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Critics Choice Awards: Eight nominations
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa, Carrie Preston, Brady Hepner, Ian Dolley
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“Filmed in subdued tones of burnished browns, The Holdovers might best be described as the movie version of that favorite pair of corduroys that miraculously still fit: stylish, if a little worn in places, softened by time and made more generous by the life lived inside them.”
“There’s a sharpness to the comedy, some attitude and freshness, some wisdom. That maybe comes, in part, from the kids looking a little older than their characters are. It also comes from Payne’s emotional finesse.”
New York Times