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After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.

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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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She Always Thought She Was Somebody... And She Was See more »


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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

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When Kregan and his guests are first shown eating together in the Granhotel Pupp restaurant, the wine in their glasses switches between white wine and red wine several times. See more »

Quotes

[Walks into a boutique]
Georgia Byrd: Make me international.
Dress Shop Saleswoman: We shall try.
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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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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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