The Holdovers

NZ release: 19 January 2024

Offensive language Rated on: 19 December 2023

The Holdovers

What’s it about?

Unpopular classics teacher, Paul Hunham, is forced to spend his winter break looking after the students who can’t go home for the holidays. An unlikely group is brought together for Christmas, all bringing their own set of struggles and challenges.

The facts

  • Directed by Alexander Payne
  • English language
  • Starring Paul Giamatti
  • Runtime: 133 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

This film was cross-rated by the Film and Video Labelling Body. You can find out more about cross-rating here.

Offensive language

Offensive language is used frequently throughout the film including words such as “f*ck*, “b*tch” and “a**hole.” Racists insults are said by one character when they call a student “Mr Moto.”

Drug use

Three students smoke marijuana outside. This is not glamorised, but little consequences are shown.

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