The problem with The Hollars is that you're guaranteed to get a slew of stereotypes played by actors that always seem to think they're playing a character that's fundamentally unique or original. If that's not the only deterrent, you also are likely to get stereotypes that are grating and obnoxious based on their personalities alone, yet are supposed to come to life and earn your sympathy in the third act. No, thanks
I'll admit that this film does have its touching moments, and most of the performances are good (Jenkins and Martindale steal the show). But, there's two big issues that I couldn't get around: 1) it's the most stereotypically "indie" film I've seen this year and 2) it tries to mine genuine emotion out of some very over-the-top quirky characters, with very jarring results.