John and the Hole is an American drama film directed by Pascual Sisto and written by Nicolas Giacobone. It was released on August 6, 2021. It is a story of a 13-year-old young boy John. One day he finds an abandoned bunker in the woods behind his wealthy family. Having found that, John then decides to drug his family and put them in a hole. Then John was alone and lonely. Then the whole story revolves around John, the protagonist, and his family suffering in the hole. the film had its world premiere at the 2021 sundance film festival on January 29, 2021. It was released on August 6, 2021, by IFC Films.
Worth Watching or Not
John and the Hole has a high rating of 5.7/10 in IMDb. It is a story about a boy named John, from a very rich family, loved by his family members. He is very short-tempered, kind of lost in his situation, is a very undisciplined boy, and decides to be free. He decides to drop his whole family in a hole. One day, he finds his family sleeping, gives them drugs, ensures they are unconscious, drags them into the bunker, and locks them from outside.
The only reason for this action is to live alone, have no concept of consequences, and not realize his crime. When his family asks him to free, he doesn’t respond, gives them food and water, and goes away. Now that he is free, he wanted to live his life in his way. He lies to people about the whereabouts of his family, telling them they are out of town, and lives his life without any regret. One day he invites his friend, and the story takes a turn there.
Directors tried to make his movie ominous, but apart from this, throwing your family in a hole is so wired. The movie has left so many questioned unanswered in the viewer’s mind. Viewers didn’t found the movie interesting, and many viewers said it has a bad impact on kids. People didn’t appreciate John’s behavior towards his family, and that’s the main reason for the criticism. Besides criticisms, few people appreciated the movie. Although all movies face criticism, not all are appreciated, that does not mean we should not appreciate the efforts made by producers, directors, and the entire team.
John’s acting skills should be appreciated here; he has made many efforts to make his role realistic, which I think he was able to. However, I would recommend you watch the movie and then judge rather than judging others’ points of view cause everyone has different thinking.
IFC Films recently released John and the Hole. Many people did not appreciate the movie, and it faced critics. So it’s difficult to say anything about its sequel, and even no official announcement has been made yet. We may expect season 2 as some people appreciated it and the role of John. If there will be season two in that will may again see John as the protagonist, and the story would revolve around him. The story is left open-ended for the viewers to interpret. We can expect John to become a more mature boy, or John might get punished for killing his friend and throwing his family in the hole.