Holes is a movie about a young boy that is sent to a juvenile detention camp called Green Lake. Ironically, it is a dried up lake and it hasn’t rained in years. The boys there have to do extensive labour the whole day while the sun is beating down on them. Let’s say one day, a scatter of clouds are seen in the sky and these clouds start to appear everyday but it is still hot. The boys are always anticipating the much needed rain but it never comes. This continues for months on end. The optimists says “at least there are clouds now and that could lead to rain.”. The pessimists says “but what’s the point of the clouds if there won’t be any rain?”. The thin line between irresponsible hopefulness and practical realism.