The Holdovers

The Holdovers review – the most scintillating festive movie in years

By Lillian Crawford

A curmudgeonly teacher, a grieving cook and a petulant young student find themselves thrown together for the holidays in Alexander Payne's excellent Christmassy dramedy.

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