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Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 January 2006 (USA)
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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Las últimas vacaciones  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$38,360,195 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Trivia

During one scene where Queen Latifah's character is serving LL Cool J the Duck Hash on Toasted Baguette, the Food Network staff had to substitute duck in the actual dish because LL Cool J doesn't eat it. See more »

Goofs

When Georgia is shown seated at her table in the Grandhotel Pupp restaurant, her hair changes position many times as we see her from various camera angles. The changes are most noticeable when she is conversing with Chef Didier. See more »

Quotes

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 end credits show us how everybody in the movie's futures turned out. See more »

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Referenced in God Bless America (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel Pretty
Composed by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Nellie McKay
Produced by Adam Schlesinger
Nellie McKay performs courtesy of Columbia Records
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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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