Watch: First Trailer for Indie 'The Hollars' Directed by John Krasinski

July 13, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Hollars Trailer

"Mom said things haven't been great." Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a trailer for The Hollars, the indie comedy directed by actor John Krasinski, who also stars in the film. Similar to the other indie Other People, the story is about a son who returns home to spend time with his mother who has been diagnosed with cancer, and along the way deals with some of his own life problems. The ensemble cast includes Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mary Kay Place, Margo Martindale, Josh Groban, Sharlto Copley and Randall Park. This wasn't really one of my favorites out of Sundance, but it has some charm to it, and the cast is fun together. You can see what it's about below.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for John Krasinski's The Hollars, direct from SPC's YouTube:

The Hollars Poster

Aspiring NYC artist John Hollar returns to his middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, and over-eager ex flood back into his life ahead of his mother's operation. The Hollars is the feature directorial debut of actor-filmmaker John Krasinski, directed from a script written by fellow filmmaker James C. Strouse (Grace Is Gone, The Winning Season, People Places Things). This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Sony Classics will release Krasinski's The Hollars in select theaters on August 26th next month. Anyone?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


A lot of people are sick or dying on film these days. But ok, I guess that's life too. Like to see Sharlto Copley playing someone, khm, normal ...

shiboleth on Jul 13, 2016


I agree, shibboleth. Plus, I find it difficult to generate any interest in Krasinski and his work. His wife has all the talent in that family. He's a bit light weight for me and seems to immerse himself in maudlin and sentimental stories of no depth. And now this? Not for me. It seems that I, like you professed about yourself once on this site, have set my bar pretty high and Krasinski comes in way below it....poor sod...although he seems like a perfectly nice and sincere guy.

Bo on Jul 13, 2016


I *know* you didn't see 13 HOURS, but Krasinski was not good in it either. I agree. He is a one-trick pony that is only good at looking at the camera and smirking.

DAVIDPD on Jul 13, 2016


Thanks for your reply, David. Yea, sad but true about this actor. However, I fully agree with your assessment of the wonderful Martingale. She was terrific in Justified. I loved that death scene of hers with Olyphant looking on as she drinks the poison and dies with that great, great song 'In The Dark Hills of Eastern Kentucky' playing in the background. She's the real deal. Cheers!

Bo on Jul 13, 2016


Hey Bo! To tell you the truth, I don't know what to expect from it. You obviously know more, let's say, inside information about the director (and actor). This one is just something I came across and just can't decide what to do with it on the first look. Of course, there is a lot films nowadays and each of them is trying to get our attention but I am afraid this one is just trying to overdo it ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Jul 14, 2016


Don't do anything with watch it. This guy is a nice, charming guy, but his wife, Emily Blunt, is the real talent. He's a lucky guy in that respect. In another respect, he got on some crowd pleasing TV show here in the U.S. that ran for a good many years and the herd folks like him. Thus, he's able to do movies like this thing. Lots of folks like this kind of stuff. Just not my cup of tea.

Bo on Jul 14, 2016


Well, what else I can do but trust you. Bo! But it's also true that this looks pretty much mediocre. Thanks. As for Emily Blunt, I totally agree, he's lucky bastard on that account. Cheers

shiboleth on Jul 14, 2016



Bo on Jul 14, 2016


Martindale is a great actor. She slayed as the big bad in JUSTIFIED. // This looks meh. But that's okay for a freshman attempt.

DAVIDPD on Jul 13, 2016


Okay....I love Anna to death, but I am officially feeling overload. Take a break, honey. While we're at it, Dwayne Johnson needs to give us a break too. Take a break, honey.

kitano0 on Jul 13, 2016

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