Universal did not wait very long to bring this movie to digital despite the fact that it’s been doing well in theaters. But that’s largely been the strategy for Focus Features releases in the pandemic era, with a several-week theatrical window followed by a VOD release. At least the studio is still committing to releasing original films like this in theaters in the first place though rather than just dumping them directly to streaming. Eventually, the film will make its streaming debut on Peacock, but only after the VOD window has run its course, and there’s a physical media release on the way too.
David Hemingson (“Kitchen Confidential”) penned the screenplay for the film. It also serves as Dominic Sessa’s feature film debut. It’s the first film that Payne directed since 2017’s “Downsizing,” which was both a critical and commercial misfire. This has served as a pretty major bounceback for him thus far.
“The Holdovers” is in theaters and on digital now.