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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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Storyline

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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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Food Network posted the recipes for all of the dishes on their website. Specific dishes prepared for the movie include:
  • Lobster Salad in Potato Leek Nests


  • Duck Hash on Toasted Baguette


  • Spiced Lamb Shanks with Blood Orange Relish


  • Roasted Quail with Brioche and Chorizo Stuffing


  • Risotto Barolo with Roasted Vegetables


  • Bananas Foster


  • Poulet Tchoupitoulas.


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Goofs

When Georgia books her trip to Karlovy Vary on Travelocity, the departure date for her flight originally indicates December 26. However, on the next screen, the departure date indicates December 25. The flight attendant announces the flight as December 25 (Christmas holiday). See more »

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Georgia Byrd: What world was I living in?
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Soundtracks

Don't Wait Too Long
by Madeleine Peyroux, Jesse Harris & Larry Klein
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Very good romantic comedy, funny from beginning to end.
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie because i had already seen all the other movies playing in the theater and i was actually very surprised with how good this movie was! i really enjoyed it, i enjoyed the script, the story, the acting, the characters and although it was semi predictable as is any romantic comedy, it definitely kept me on my toes, i really enjoyed it. Queen Latifah definitely knows how to pick a good script. I gave the movie an 8 out of 10 because although it's not particularly my type of movie, i really did enjoy it.

I recommend taking the whole family to see this one, or a date, it would even be a fun movie to take your mom to go see!

One thing i suggest, don't go into this movie hungry because there is a lot of delicious looking food in it. My mouth was watering the entire time.


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