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Last Holiday (2006)

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Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

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In morte veritas. Georgia Byrd clerks at a New Orleans department store. She defers pleasure: cooks gourmet meals, eats Lean Cuisine; likes a co-worker in silence; has savings, but hasn't left Louisiana. All that changes when a CT Scan discloses she has three weeks to live. She cashes her savings and heads to Europe's Grandhotel Pupp, where Chef Didier presides. She checks into the Presidential Suite, orders everything on the menu, snowboards, and comes to the attention of the chef and the hotel's powerful American guests: a Congressman, a Senator, a retail magnate, and his mistress. She has nothing to lose, so she tells them what she thinks. Will the truth set them free? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual reference | See all certifications »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,508,779 (USA) (13 January 2006)

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$38,360,195 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Trivia

All the dishes served in the movie were prepared by Food Network chefs who traveled with the crew to do the cooking. They also taught Queen Latifah some basic cooking techniques so she would look like a professional chef in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Gunther is reading Georgia's letter you can see that the word "buried" is misspelled "burried". See more »

Quotes

Georgia Byrd: What you gon' do in Nashville?
Tanya: Girl, I am finally gon' be a country-western singer!
Georgia Byrd: Tanya, ain't no such thing as a black country-western singer.
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Referenced in The Hour: Episode #7.44 (2010) See more »

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The Nearness of You
Written by Ned Washington & Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
Produced by George Fenton
Ann Hampton Callaway performs courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
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You'll laugh, you'll cry, but love it.
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice feel-good movie comedy that had me laughing and crying at different parts. Fantasy but everyone could relate. It rings as true, or could be true in a positive way. Queen L. carries the show as a hardworking everyman who is good at her job but finds out she only has 3 weeks to live. She decides to take her money and spend it all on the ultimate vacation before she dies. Timothy Hutton is a believable jerk who plays his part as the owner of the company just right without overdoing it. Latifah runs into Hutton and his rich friends who don't know who this mystery woman spending all the money is at the luxury resort but Latifah shows that she has more class than all of the rich guests put together. I hope this movie turns into a big word of mouth success at the box office.


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