10/10 would recommend.
It's been a while since I watched a movie this cozy. "The Holdovers" has everything I need – from the music, acting, and script to perfect dialogues. From the beginning to the end, it reminded me of the warmth I felt watching "Good Will Hunting" or "Scent of a Woman." I have a thing for mentor-student-getting-along type movies, and this one hit the spot for me, especially with Paul Giamatti's acting. The chemistry between the two is remarkable.
Lower than my expectations for sure. Cinematography was quite good but it didn’t cath the tone of how things are being portrayed. I keep forgetting the timeline was around 2006-7 because of how the movie looks. Usage of the musics made me remember that it’s a movie sets in early 2000’s. So I didn’t like contradictory between the music and the production itself, which I usally do but with this it pulled me out of the movie a lot.
It’s a new era for Christopher Nolan fans. Some say it’s not a good one too. Nolan approached a new way of telling a story, which is a first person gaze that he wants us to feel the protagonist’s feelings.
After Tenet, most of the fans said he lost his mojo but I’d say he brought a new one. After all these years he wrote and directed movies about science, now he decided to do one with a scientist.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
As a person who had a lot of similarities with Sophie I connected with this movie so bad. I had the best time with my father when I was young. I wanted to be with him all the time and felt so sad leaving him on every Sunday for another school week. We had the exact same holidays, exact same conversations like them. Like Sophie did for her father, I knew he was trying so hard for himself and me,…