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.

VOICE (O.S.) *

They didn’t care that my boyfriend was *

dumping me that morning!


Oh God, I’m so sorry I-- *



(3) 4


Yeah, we were havin’ breakfast and he *

just stood up! Like some kinda zombie. I *

looked up and asked him what was wrong

and he said... (She begins to cry)



Oh, no. No, no. Please don’t-- What was *

your name again?



(4) 4




Nancy, please don’t cry. Please don’t do

that. It’s okay. Listen, we all have *

stuff, right?... I mean, hey, if it makes *

you feel any better, I think I’m in the

middle of a some kind of life crisis *

myself. *


... Yeah?


Oh God yeah! Are you kidding? I’m *

anxious, like, all the time. I have no *

idea what I’m doing with my life. I mean, *

for starters what is this job? Am I *

right? Do you even know what we do? Of *

course not. But it’s funny how little *

money it takes to give up on a dream *

isn’t it? I thought I was an artist. *

What about you? *

VOICE (O.S.) *

Um... I’m sorry. *


No, I’m sorry! About your boyfriend. *

I have a girlfriend who I don’t deserve. *

She’s beautiful and smart and runs her *

own company. We’ve been together for 3 *

years! She’s amazing! But, that doesn’t *

stop my insane brain from consistently *

questioning and over analyzing our *

relationship. I’m sure that’s fun for *

her. Oh and did I mention she’s eight *

months pregnant??? You have kids? *

VOICE (O.S.) *

...No. *


Well, lemme tell ya, nothing holds your *

life up to a big mirror like a due date. *

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Every *

day, I’m feeling more and more lost and

inadequate. And the craziest part I *

can’t get out of my head is... “Did I *

ever even really want a kid


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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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