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What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. ... See full summary »
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Abi
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Gordie
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Gavin
Amelia Bullmore ...
Margaret
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Lottie
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Jess
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Agnes Chisolm
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Doreen
Lewis Davie ...
Kenneth
Ralph Riach ...
Jimmy Cazzarotto
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Sgt. Murdoch
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PC McLuhan
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Lucy
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Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability... Written by Lionsgate

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Celia Imrie, David Tennant, Ben Miller, and Emilia Jones, who all appear in What We Did In Our Holiday, also appear on Doctor Who. See more »

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Gordy McLeod shows a photo of him on his 30th birthday in Northern Rhodesia. If his 75th birthday was in 2014 then his 30th birthday would have been in 1969, five years after Northern Rhodesia ceased to exist. It became the country of Zambia on 24 Oct 1964. See more »

Quotes

Jess: Then the policemen comes.
Abi: That was just a misunderstanding, sweetheart.
Doug: Sometimes when grown-ups discuss things very loudly, people will get the wrong ideas
Mickey McLeod: He let me play with his taser.
Doug: Well, he didn't let ya
Mickey McLeod: He didn't say I couldn't.
Jess: Does electricity feel nice, daddy?
Doug: No, not nice.
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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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The Vikings Suite - Funeral/Finale
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman, Crouch End Festival Chorus, David Temple (Choir Conductor)
Courtesy of Silva Screen Records Ltd
Composed by Mario Nascimbene
Published by Primary Wave Tunes/EMI Music Publishing
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21 January 2015 | by (Sheffield, UK) – See all my reviews

I will always think of this as a feature-length 2.4 Children. It made me laugh aloud, it made me shed a tear. There was one tiny subplot that wasn't tied up (Odin) which lost it a point, but well worth seeing. Family friendly, because, honestly, what kid hasn't heard swearing before?

The kids are fabulous, the adults are insane and the whole mess of a birthday party is hilariously tragic. I will happily look out for more films by this writer/director pair.

Have a watch of this film. A slight niggle is the unrealistic speed with which they navigated the M25. That just doesn't happen in real life, though the standstill traffic on the M1 was spot on.


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