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People Hold On (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 31 May 2016 (USA)
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Past conflicts and tensions arise when a group of friends spend the weekend together to celebrate an upcoming wedding.

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Michael Seater
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Cast overview:
Katie Boland ... Alycia
Paula Brancati ... Robin
Mazin Elsadig ... Darren
Ashley Leggat ... Julia
Jonathan Malen ... Freddy
Al Mukadam ... Dan
Noah Reid ... Matthew
Chloe Rose ... Marley
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People Hold On is a film that explores the extended family of friends we all have and how we face the approach of adulthood together, as time pulls us apart. These are the people who could write your history. Your nearest and dearest. But we all have that moment when we refer to our best friend and wonder to ourselves "Are they still?" In the vein of The Big chill and The Breakfast Club, or "The TCB's:, PHO is an intimate exploration of relationships; friends, enemies, love and loss. Set during a weekend at the cottage, the gang reunites for their annual lakeside romp. A break-up, a new job, and a fracture prevented them from getting together last year and they're trying to patch the tear in their proverbial jeans. The assembled cast is made up of incredibly old friends not unlike the characters in the film. After creating a detailed outline, Michael Seater and Paula Brancati wrote a script based on workshops and rehearsals held with the cast prior to filming. People Hold On blurs the... Written by Anonymous

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Canada

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English

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Darren: You sold shrooms? How often?
Julia: Twice a fortnight.
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And eventually must let go!
13 June 2016 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

Director: Michael Seater and Writer: Paula Brancati have created an engaging story of six old friends getting together for their annual cabin in the woods by the lake getaway for food, frolicking, and fun. So at movies opening we know six of these people have a past together only this time two strangers are thrown into the mix by two of the usual's. A very young girlfriend of one of the boys and a new boyfriend of one of the girls.

With six old friends and two new 'unknowns' staying all together in the cabin soon opens fractures in their friendship and emotions begin to come to the surface. A test of wills and jealously begins to arise. Their longtime friendship begins to dissolve and who will side with who becomes the question. (It's like a game of volleyball, eventually there is a goof-up and tempers get raw.)

I found this story to be of great interest due to the mix of personalities and the unknown level of loyalty to each other between the old friends. Just how this story will end becomes the question. And that is where the director and writer completely fail in this story. The ending actually made little sense to the rest of the story. Suddenly out of nowhere the plot becomes a mystery of disappearing friends - is something evil afoot in the woods? Or did the writer and director use the missing persons as symbolism for the end of friendship? What? In life friendships come and go, some last others are brief, each person has their own life and sooner or later it takes different direction.

What started as a very interesting mix of people just falls flat at movies end.


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