Jessica Barden, Pamela Adlon and Becky Ann Baker star in Nicole Riegel’s feature directorial debut, a coming-of-age tale set in working-class Ohio. Nicole Riegel makes her directorial debut with Holler, a familiar coming-of-age film about a young woman trying to find a way out of her hometown in Southern Ohio. Ruth (Jessica Barden of Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World) lives with her older brother Blaze (Gus Halper) as her drug-addicted mother Rhonda (Pamela Adlon) is stuck at the county jail until she agrees to go to rehab. Ruth works at a factory with her brother, under the watchful eye of Linda (Becky Ann Baker), who acts as her surrogate mother. What follows is a cut-and-dry story of tough situations and even tougher decisions as Ruth stares down the rest of her life. Despite her constant rebellion, Linda does her best to look after Ruth. She’s the kind of boss who truly loves her employees and tries to give them a fair shake in a society that is dedicated to marginalizing them for their working-class status. She stands up for Rhonda, even as Ruth becomes increasingly hostile toward her mother. Linda is the heart of the film, trying to… Read full this story
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