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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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13 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Férias da Minha Vida  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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

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 »

Goofs

When Sean is standing on the ledge with Georgia and Mr. Kragen, his position changes between shots. Sometimes his elbow is propped on the window sill; sometimes his arms are down at his side. See more »

Quotes

Gunther: Don't die, Miss Byrd, I read the note.
Georgia Byrd: You went through my stuff?
Gunther: Ja, I go through everyone's stuff, forgive me.
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The end credits show us how everybody in the movie's futures turned out. See more »

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Referenced in The Queen Latifah Show: John Travolta/Alicia Keys (2013) See more »

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Let's Get It On
by Marvin Gaye & Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Our audience applauded at the end
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, "Last Holiday" is not an Oscar contender, but it is an uplifting and well-made film. Georgia, the main character played by Queen Latifah, was living a very dull and boring life and suddenly, she realized that there was more to life than working all day and eating microwave dinners. She was a woman who followed her dreams. Timothy Hutton is a wonderful villain and LL Cool J plays his heartthrob role very well. The Czech Republic provided a gorgeous (albeit COLD) backdrop. Yes, some of the plot points are implausible, but who cares? The scenery - and Queen Latifah's wardrobe - were breathtaking and most important, this movie was ENTERTAINING and these days, there are very few films that you can say that about. At the performance I attended, there were about 200 people in the audience and we all applauded at the end of the film. Go see it for a good laugh!


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