THE HOLLARS (M)
STAN, FOXTEL NOW
Light comedies about reluctant visits home during a period of family crisis are a dime a dozen. This one works up a pleasing pass mark thanks to an eclectic cast responding to the material with infectious energy and commitment. John Krasinski (TV’s The Office) directs and stars as John, a struggling New York illustrator recalled to the family home upcountry to see his gravely ill mother (Margo Martindale). John arrives to discover the rest of the clan — including his work-obsessed dad (Richard Jenkins) and divorce-distracted brother (Sharlto Copley) — in various states of denial about what is really happening. Co-stars Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day.