“May very well be the most unique Canadian film ever made.
Rich humor … appealing performances … and something remarkable happens:
the story starts to resonate in your heart – and when the dust settles
this richly dark film may very well force you to re-examine your perspective.”
“A must-see. All films should be like Lawrence & Holloman.
The writing is top notch. The acting is superlative. The directing is as sharp as a razor.
And the ending is something that simply must be experienced for yourself.”
“Dark comedy doesn’t come much darker, or better than this.
It provides laughs consistently from start to finish, and may even make viewers
become a little more positive in the end.
“The laughs just kept coming in this must see dark comedy.
Perfectly cast … so well written … audiences are going to love it.
Put it on your calendars and get ready for those belly laughs.”
“Wow, what a pair. It was dark comedic bliss.
This is one movie you won’t want to miss.”
“Pitch-perfect characterizations … assured lensing … hideously (and hilariously) real. Thrilling is how you might reasonably describe the chemistry between Cotton and Arnold, which Kowalchuk captures with a musical feel …
a beautifully judged comic two-hander.”
“Dark, twisted, and really very funny … a multi-dimensional screamer. Ready for the big-time.”
“Entertaining and fantastic. Be sure to step in and watch Lawrence & Holloman … with great performances all around, it tugs on your heartstrings while barely giving you a chance to breathe between jokes.”
“Debuted to waves of laughter … a darkly funny, sometimes insane buddy comedy.”
“A kind of comic apocalypse. The unlikeliest of best buds in the history of buddy comedy …”
“Clever, witty, and playful … This film is just dark enough that I feel a bit guilty about having enjoyed it as much as I did!”
“Enjoyable to anyone … this film will please. It could also inspire you to choose to be optimistic and happy!”
“Morbidly hilarious! … and that is sickly awesome.”
“Turns the buddy-comedy inside-out … oddly charming … asks the audience to redefine its perception of success, and Lawrence & Holloman’s one-two punch ultimately has the viewers laughing at themselves.”
“Makes you laugh in spite of that tiny voice in your head that says, ‘You shouldn’t be laughing at this …’”
“The blackness of its comedy clicks because of fine performances …
and a really twisted script.
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PREVIEWS & INTERVIEWS
THE TORONTO FILM SCENE, Toronto ON
THE GEEK CHIC ELITE, Toronto ON
THE PROVINCE, Vancouver BC
“Here’s a first feature I’m looking forward to – Vancouver director Matthew Kowalchuk starts filming the dark comedy Lawrence & Holloman this month …”
THE PROVINCE, Vancouver BC
“It’s been a hectic year for Vancouver actor Katharine Isabelle. She just wrapped the Vancouver indie dark comedy Lawrence and Holloman…”
TELEFILM CATALOGUE, Vancouver BC
“The nebbish, cynical, and suicidal Holloman gets taken under the wing of Lawrence, a happy-go-lucky, ever-optimistic suit salesman…”
“The dark comedy feature, co-written by Daniel Arnold and Matthew Kowalchuk, stars Ben Cotton…”
“Lawrence & Holloman explores what happens when two opposing outlooks on life collide …”
ALL LIGHTS Film Magazine
“The filming for Lawrence & Holloman, a local independent feature film directed by Matthew Kowalchuk …”