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The Holdovers' Opening Weekend Warms Hearts on Social Media

Alexander Payne’s comedy becomes an instant classic for audiences.

Focus Features 11.02.2023

The Holdovers, directed by Alexander Payne and written by David Hemingson, has already won acclaim from film critics. This past weekend, audience members weighed in on the touching tale of three lost souls—a cranky Classics instructor (Paul Giamatti), a cook who recently lost her son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), and a troublemaking student (Dominic Sessa) without a home for the holidays—who find themselves stuck at a New England prep school during the season recess.

On social media, audience members were enthralled by the brilliant performances, the emotional story, and the enduring comedy. Here are just a few of the reactions.

The Holdovers is now playing in select theaters, and in theaters everywhere November 10. Get tickets now!

The official trailer for The Holdovers

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