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The Holdovers
Alexander Payne (2023)
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  • Title: The Holdovers
  • Original Title: The Holdovers
  • Country: Estados Unidos
  • Spanish release: 12/01/2024
  • Spanish distributor: Universal
  • Direction: Alexander Payne
  • Script: David Hemingson
  • Cast: Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
  • Rating: NR12

Nobody likes teacher Paul Hunham -not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the headmaster, who all find his pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains -a trouble-making 15-year-old named Angus, a good student whose bad behavior always threatens to get him expelled. Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary -an African American woman who caters to sons of privilege and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England.