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 <>

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Enjoy yourself . . . It's later than you think! See more »

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The writers of this film are big fans of Ealing Studios comedies, and jumped at the chance to remake the original Alec Guinness film, Last Holiday (1950). Originally they intended for John Candy to play George Bird, but the project was shelved after Candy's death. It was resurrected years later when Queen Latifah's agent read the script, and contacted the writers about rewriting the story for a woman in the lead. See more »


When Darius is eating the Poulet Tchoupitoulas and greens, we hear a microwave beep in the background, suggesting her Lean Cuisine dinner is done. However, when Georgia reaches to get the dinner from the microwave, we see not only that the timer is still on the 2-minute mark, but also that the power control is set to "Low", which is not likely to have been used to heat up a "flash-frozen" dinner. Furthermore, this is an analog dial timer, which would have most likely ended with a mechanical bell, not an electronic beep. See more »


[pointing at pictures in Possibilites Book]
Georgia Byrd: I really wanted to meet you. And I shoulda ate that. I shoulda ate all that stuff. Especially that. Shoulda put my foot in that.
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The end credits show us how everybody in the movie's futures turned out. See more »


Referenced in God Bless America (2011) See more »


Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Arranged by Shelby J. Wills
Performed by Queen Latifah & Ebenezer Baptist Church Radio Choir
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An Optimistic movie.
16 January 2006 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie to be highly enjoyable. It had all the right ingredients (pun intended) of a classic "feel good" movie. In a generation full of hectic rush and non stop "mean-ness," this movie was a little ounce of what we need more in the world; optimism. "Live life to the fullest." Unfortunately that theme isn't common nowadays. There doesn't seem to be one part of this movie that isn't enjoyable. There's just the right amount of humor that allows Queen Latifa to shine as a comedian as well as heart in her performance which makes you care for and relate to this character. I hope this movie receives a lot of credit and praise despite the timing of its release. I applaud the actors and the especially the writers for making such a happy movie.

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