The Holdovers


Release Date

From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a prestigious American 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). Left to their own devices in the empty school, this unlikely trio finds adventure, calamity, and finally, some semblance of family.

Running time

2h 13 min


Under 16 Not Recommended

Production Company

Miramax, Gran Via Productions


Universal Pictures

Running time: 2h 13 min

Rating: Under 16 Not Recommended

Production Company: Miramax, Gran Via Productions

Studio: Universal Pictures





Alexander Payne


Paul Giamatti

Dominic Sessa

Da'Vine Joy Randolph

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Director: Alexander Payne

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da'Vine Joy Randolph