The Hollars script
The Hollars (2016)
Synopsis: The Hollars is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by John Krasinski and written by James C. Strouse. The film stars an ensemble cast led by Krasinski, starring Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick and Margo Martindale. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2016. The film was released on August 26, 2016, by Sony Pictures Classics.

JOHN:

You don’t have access to music?

VOICE (O.S.)

No, we don’t have anything to do with

programming the hold music. Someone else

does that.

JOHN:

How do you get that job?

VOICE (O.S.)

Is there something I can help you with?

JOHN:

Uh, yes. Yes. This is John Hollar.

No response.

JOHN (CONT’D)

From Routlege Publishing?...We spoke last

week.

There is no answer. John looks for an invoice number on

his desk. As he turns we see what he’s been drawing... A

bizarre cartoon of a baby in an ultra sound photo. The

baby looks angrily out at John with a word bubble above

it’s head. “Oh, great!”

JOHN (CONT’D)

Anyway, I’m calling about order number

6849-49-494-8464-9494-8602.

VOICE (O.S.)

What’s the last part?

JOHN:

8602.

VOICE (O.S.)

No! The part before that!

JOHN:

Oh, 9494.

VOICE (O.S.)

Uh huh.

JOHN:

You found it?

(CONTINUED)

5.

CONTINUED:
(2) 4

VOICE (O.S.)

I said “Uh huh”!

JOHN:

Oh ok, can you just tell me, is that

order finished? Because it was scheduled

to be at our interior printer yesterday.

VOICE (O.S.)

No, that order is not finished.

JOHN:

It’s not... Well, can I ask why?

VOICE (O.S.)

Because... I guess I forgot to put it

through. I’m sorry. *

JOHN:

You forgot to put it through? I see.

Hmmm. But you didn’t forget to send us an

invoice?

VOICE (O.S.)

I said I was sorry! I’m the only person *

in this department. And I’ve only been *

here three weeks. *

JOHN:

No, no. I understand.

VOICE (O.S.) *

It’s hard to keep everything straight all *

the time, you know. *

JOHN *

Yes, it is hard to keep things straight

all the time. *

VOICE (O.S.)

Look, you don’t need to talk down to me. *

I only took this goddamn job cuz I got *

fired from my last one for being late!

JOHN *

Oh, geez, I’m sorry I didn’t realize that-*

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James C. Strouse

James C. Strouse is an American screenwriter and film director. He wrote the film Lonesome Jim, directed by Steve Buscemi. He wrote and made his directorial debut with Grace Is Gone starring John Cusack. more…

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