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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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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$24,059 (New Zealand) (26 May 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 Georgia is coming to at the hospital after banging her head, she imagines Sean loosening his tie, and whispering "I love you". When she looks at him again, the tie is back; and when she looks the third time, it is loosened again. See more »

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Gunther: You were misdiagnosed by a faulty dog scan, you don't have Lampington's, you're going to live!
Georgia Byrd: I'm not going to die?
Gunther: No!
Georgia Byrd: I'm going to live?
Gunther: Yes!
Georgia Byrd: I'm gonna live! Everybody, I'm gonna live!
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The Nearness of You
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Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
Produced by George Fenton
Ann Hampton Callaway performs courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
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Enjoyable Feel Good Movie
8 March 2006 | by (Telford, England) – See all my reviews

Currently, we have our fair share of pointless actions films (absent of any plot and decent script) or films that are trying to take themselves too seriously or films that are too dark and downbeat or films which try to be funny but are not so it was a pleasure to go with my family recently to see Last Holiday.

Queen Latifah comfortably heads a cast who delivered solid, believable performances across the board (and some new faces to me). OK, the story was a bit contrived and some sequences were a bit far fetched (the snow board ride for instance) but it was a great deal of fun.

The story, which looked at people's aspirations and dreams and the need to take every day as it comes, to enjoy life to the full (as we don't know what is round the corner) was played out with great passion and skill. Latifah's comedy acting (loved the raised eyebrow and sideways glances) was relaxed and easily won over the sympathy of the audience. Great, also, to see Gerard Depardieu again as I haven't seen him for a while.

Refreshingly set in snowy Prague, good Direction and lovely Cinematography. I recommend that you see it.


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