The story of a family's holiday from hell The were just on a short camping trip when they were witnesses to a terrible shooting. What was supposed to be a peaceful break, turned into a ... See full summary »
Claire Walker Vause,
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
When Darius is eating the Poulet Tchoupitoulas and greens, we hear a microwave beep in the background, suggesting her Lean Cuisine dinner is done. However, when Georgia reaches to get the dinner from the microwave, we see not only that the timer is still on the 2-minute mark, but also that the power control is set to "Low", which is not likely to have been used to heat up a "flash-frozen" dinner. Furthermore, this is an analog dial timer, which would have most likely ended with a mechanical bell, not an electronic beep. See more »
I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this movie.
Yes the plot has been done many times before. As with most romantic comedies, it's nothing deep, had some cheesy moments and was totally predictable (I figured out the whole movie in the first 10 minutes).
But I really enjoyed it all the same. I laughed a lot in this movie. Partly because I could totally relate to trying to live life under the radar as woman that doesn't look like a model. Plus it was refreshing to see an African American woman shown with some depth in a movie. Not just the mean black woman.
There was very little cussing, little sexuality, and no nudity. Truly refreshing these days.
If you just want to enjoy a movie without having to put too much thought into it, go see this movie.
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