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The Holdovers (15) (AD)

Oscar Week 2024

The people sit round a kitchen table having a Christmas dinner.

Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, The Holdovers is a laugh out 70s comedy on chosen family. 

An unpopular teacher, a rebellious student and a grieving cook hunker down whilst left behind at school together over the Christmas break in this 1970s feel-good comedy. 

From director Alexander Payne, The Holdovers follows a grumbling educator (Paul Giamatti) at a prestigious American school who is forced to stay on campus during the Christmas holidays to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go.

An unlikely gang forms between those left behind: the teacher, the smart troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) and the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (played wonderfully by Da’Vine Joy Randolph).

Tagged with: Cinema Oscar Week 2024

2024 USA dir Alexander Payne 133 min

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