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The Holdovers

Rating 15
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Directed by Alexander Payne
Starring Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Tate Donovan, Carrie Preston

From acclaimed director Alexander Payne (Sideways, Nebraska).

Paul Giamatti stars as the curmudgeonly classics teacher at a New England prep school forced to work over the Christmas break to mind the handful of students who cannot return home for the holidays.

Stuck together an unlikely bond develops between him and brainy troublemaker (Dominic Sessa) .

Approx 133 mins

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“A testament to Payne’s unique storytelling ability” HeyUGuys.

“A masterclass in melancholy with Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine Joy Randolph” Wendy Ide’s film of the week, The Guardian.

“The most scintillating festive movie in years” Little White Lies.

“Alexander Payne’s loveable answer to The Breakfast Club” Time Out.

“Paul Giamatti lights up a 1970s-set winter warmer” Financial Times.


🏆 WINNER of 2 Golden Globes in Comedy, including Best Actor (Paul Giamatti) and Best Supporting Actress (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).

🏆 NOMINATED for 7 BAFTAs and 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.