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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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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$38,360,195 (USA) (3 March 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 is seated for her first meal in the Grandhotel Pupp restaurant, the table next to her is seated at roughly the same time. But, when Georgia places her order minutes later, the table next to her is already eating their meal. See more »

Quotes

Georgia Byrd: Don't that ceiling ever just make you want to cry?
[smiles]
Marie: I've never noticed Madam.
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The end credits show us how everybody in the movie's futures turned out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Hour: Episode #7.44 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Feeling Good
by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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