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Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  13 January 2006 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Férias da Minha Vida  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$24,059 (New Zealand) (26 May 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During one scene where Queen Latifah's character is serving LL Cool J the Duck Hash on Toasted Baguette, the Food Network staff had to substitute duck in the actual dish because LL Cool J doesn't eat it. See more »


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


Gunther: [reading the fax on Georgia's misdiagnosis] Ya-Ha-Ha!
Gunther: I will take care of this.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show us how everybody in the movie's futures turned out. See more »


Remake of Last Holiday (1950) See more »


Feeling Good
by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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