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The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Old 11-21-23, 12:47 AM
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

I thought this was lovely and a welcome slice of the past, but ultimately I think it's a bit too predictable and cloying to be great. There are for sure many pleasures to be had, and I think they're all in the little things. It's the unspoken stuff bubbling under the surface that interested me. I also loved the sense of time and place, though I did have to laugh a little when the rich kid's dad was going to pick him up in his helicopter and fly him to ski at Haystack. Maybe it was different in the 70's, but I skiied Haystack many times in the 80's and 90's and while it was a nice little mountain, it was hardly the sort of place you'd expect someone to land their private helicopter.

And what was with Da'Vine Joy Randolph's accent? I've lived in New England my entire life and I've never heard anyone talk like that. It was so bad to my ears that I almost think it must have been some super specific localized version of the Boston accent that I'm just not familiar with.

Originally Posted by bluetoast
And yes the lazy eye is for the film.
Made clear by the fact that the lazy eye noticeably switches sides throughout the course of the movie. Or maybe it only switched for the "you're supposed to look at this one" scene. I'm not sure, but it definitely went from right to left and back to right again during that part of the movie.

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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

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One of the local Regal Theaters is screening this.

Hoping to see it before it disappears from theaters.
Natomas? Just saw it there today. Might be the last day for it.
Old 11-23-23, 12:26 PM
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

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Natomas? Just saw it there today. Might be the last day for it.
It looks like it's screening at Natomas until next week, though with very limited times.

I was hoping to see it there yesterday while I was in-town for a concert but lost track of time.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

This will be on PVOD starting 11/28.
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Old 11-24-23, 02:43 AM
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Saw it tonight and really enjoyed it. All three leads are great. I thought it was touching and effective. Too much spoiled in the trailer, but thatís not Payneís fault. One of my favorites of the year.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

It's a fun movie with some characters with some really sad stories.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Is Paul Hunham as close as we will ever get to a cinematic portrayal of zyzzle?
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

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Is Paul Hunham as close as we will ever get to a cinematic portrayal of zyzzle?
I saw this on Friday and thought the exact same thing throughout the movie!

Overall thought it was great, very old school and intimate. I hope it's successful. The leads were all great, especially Da'Vine, and yes, the eye switched sides throughout the movie, just not at the end.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

So did anyone notice something intentionally technical with this? Iíll give you a hint, if you saw it in a theater for once nobody messed up the sound there.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

I'm just happy Payne resisted the temptation to add change-over-reel marks.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful movie. I was quite taken by the story and the characters. Giamatti and that kid Sessa (Tully), i think, they were so great. Alexander Payne can do no wrong in my book. This movie just opens your heart and tugs at the strings. Just wonderful.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Great film...Giamatti at his best (and a "Billions" reunion, though I can't recall if Paul and Kelly AuCoin ever shared a scene in the show)
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Wow, what a wonderful film. So full of heart. Brought me to tears a few times. I didn't know that Payne didn't write the screenplay. He's written them for most of his films. It had his fingerprints all over it. Clearly this one will get Oscar nominations for Best Film, Actor, supporting Actress, Screenplay and maybe Director. That one is a crowded field. One of 2023's very best. Top 5 for me.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Saw this a second time today when I took my mom to see it. Loved it just as much. In fact, I noticed some neat little details foreshadowing scenes to come.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Hereís a fun one if you noticed: The school priest at the beginning and the bartender at the bowling alley are the same actor. The actor auditioned for both parts and Payne decided he was the best person for both.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Looking forward to this. Looks funny.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

It was announced this is hitting Peacock December 29.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

I enjoyed this. It had a nice feel to it with some good performances and solid writing.

I didn't like that Payne faked the 70s film stock look. All he needs to do is make movie feel like it was set in the 70s, not try and make the audience feel like they're living in the 70s and watching a film from that era. Two totally different things.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

I thought this movie was going to be ok but I loved it!

The performances were great plus I am a sucker for movies set in snow and Winter.

If it has a huge Oscar haul I am all for it and Payne deserves to finally win that elusive best director award and Giamatti should finally get the best actor award.

I will add this to my Blu-ray collection.
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Saw this on Peacock. Very fun and enjoyable with a great cast. It put Sideways "up next" and started that one again.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

The Blu-ray is out of stock at Amazon and Wal-Mart and not showing up on Bestbuy.com

Maybe a low print run or a manufacting flaw that needs to be corrected?
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Probably a low print run, same issue with Oppenheimer.

On that note, checking Amazon, even the vinyl release presentation looks like itís right out of the 70s. And thereís a little note on the back reading ďThis recording is available for digital download, whatever the heck that isĒ.
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Great film that lived up to my very high expectations.
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Re: The Holdovers (2023, D: Payne) S: Giamatti

Just a lovely movie. I hope Giamatti pulls off a best actor Oscar win although I also loved Cillian (and praying Cooper doesnít win).

also thought Dominic Sessa was fantastic, I could see him becoming a big star, he had a strong charisma and held his own with Giamatti nicely.

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