Published on July 18th, 2023 | by Damien Straker

THE HOLDOVERS – Trailer and Synopsis

Universal Pictures presents a film by Alexander Payne
Writer: David Hemingson
Producers: Mark Johnson, Bill Block and David Hemingson
Executive Producers: Chris Stinson, Tom Williams, Andrew Golov, Thom Zadra
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa
Release Date: the 11th of January 2024



From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a prestigious American school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).


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is a freelance writer and film critic. He studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with an Arts Honours degree in Film Studies. He is a pop culture aficionado and enjoys talking about all films, 90s TV shows, ninjas and watching Rugby League. His favourite film directors are Alfonso Cuarón, Clint Eastwood and Alexander Payne.

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