The Holdovers is the latest film from Alexander Payne, with Paul Giamatti in the lead role: here’s the trailer.
Alexander Payne is known as a writer and director of films that tend to unfold more as character studies than plot driven narratives. From Citizen Ruth and Election to About Schmidt and Sideways, the latter netted Payne an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay alongside Jim Taylor. He also directed George Clooney drama The Descendants and Nesbraska, his last film, Downsizing, was released in 2017.
Payne’s latest film is The Holdovers, which reunites Payne with Paul Giamatti almost twenty years after Sideways. The synopsis reads as follows:
From acclaimed director Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt), The Holdovers follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep 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).
Payne directs from a script by David Hemingson.
The Holdovers is due to be released on the 10th November.
Watch the trailer below….
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