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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 starts saying "Why Me" in the church and the whole church abrupt with noise, she starts going down the aisle. She stops to rest next to the guy in the red suit and looks up, the next scene follows and she is now next to someone who we cant see, not next to the guy in the red suit. See more »

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Gunther: [reading the fax on Georgia's misdiagnosis] Ya-Ha-Ha!
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Gunther: I will take care of this.
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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 Hour: Episode #7.44 (2010) See more »

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by Michael Franti & Dave Shul
Performed by Spearhead
Courtesy of Six Degrees Records, Ltd.
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Austin Movie Show review - adorable and enjoyable
22 January 2006 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I had no idea I would enjoy myself so much! Queen Latifah plays Georgia Byrd, a shy, quiet, insecure frump, with a secret passion for cooking and for her co-worker, Sean (the most endearing character that L.L. Cool J. has ever played!). After hitting her head and suffering a concussion, Georgia has a cat-scan that reveals several brain tumors. With less than a month to live, Georgia takes all the money she has and treats herself to the European vacation of a lifetime. She flies first class, stays in the Presidential suite, eats the finest food, and lives like she was dying. "Last Holiday" is pure fantasy and pure fun, and it never takes death too seriously. Gerard Depardieu plays the delightful world-famous Chef Didier who equates Georgia's appetite for food with an exquisite appetite for life. "The meaning of life," he tells her, "is butter." So go treat yourself to this fun little film, get a large popcorn, and don't skip on the butter.


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