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What We Did on Our Holiday (2006)

Thirty-something Nick Taylor and his wife Laura have been together for ten years and things aren't going too well. She senses her biological clock is ticking away and she wants children ... See full summary »

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Miroslav Milanovic Miki ...
Danish Tourist
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Nick Taylor
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Lil Taylor
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Jim Taylor (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
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Laura Taylor
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Anthony Spiteri
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Len Ferguson
Rebecca Clay ...
Barbara Ferguson
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Father Anthony
Sheila Reid ...
Mrs. Piscopo
Sarah Shipton ...
Mrs. Masini
Colin Zammit ...
Tony
Matthew Attard ...
Tony's Son
Malcolm Galea ...
Customs Official
Maria Pia Meli ...
Car Hire Woman
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Thirty-something Nick Taylor and his wife Laura have been together for ten years and things aren't going too well. She senses her biological clock is ticking away and she wants children while Nick is not as sure. Not because he does not like kids but because he feels a child could be just one responsibility too many. Nick's problem is his elderly parents. He loves them of course, but sometimes even he finds his patience is wearing a little thin which in turn brings on the guilt. His parents are a handful. They're conservative, highly eccentric and increasingly infirm. His Mum Lil is reliant on her cigarettes making her own health decrease and she is certainly no longer up to looking after his dad Jim by herself. He has Parkinson's Disease - not the shaking kind, as Lil is always reminding people - but he's unable to do even the simplest task himself such as going to the toilet and needs constant care and attention. Nick knows the time has come to take the matter in to his own hands ... Written by Annonymous

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I really hope they made more movies like these
25 June 2008 | by (Cyprus) – See all my reviews

Really I do wish they made more movies like these; nice stories that deal with human (and not super-human) issues and situations, human emotions, human dilemmas, human insecurities.

The story is about a man in his 30s that goes for holidays in Malta with his wife and parents. A secret is revealed there that will upset the hero of the story and all the family. In addition to this, our hero has to face his dilemmas relating to his sick father and his estranged wife.

The execution is nice and not Hollywood perfect which I believe adds to the believability of the story. The movie draws you in and it is really nice to watch. I especially enjoyed the acting of the elder couple but also the setting. It is a movie that will not go away as soon as the credits appear. Well done.


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