Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell all her possessions and live it up at a posh Central European hotel.

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Wayne Wang

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Jeffrey Price (screenplay), Peter S. Seaman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen Latifah ... Georgia Byrd
LL Cool J ... Sean Matthews
Timothy Hutton ... Matthew Kragen
Giancarlo Esposito ... Senator Dillings
Alicia Witt ... Ms. Burns
Gérard Depardieu ... Chef Didier
Jane Adams ... Rochelle
Michel Estime ... Marlon (as Mike Estime)
Susan Kellermann ... Gunther
Jascha Washington ... Darius
Matt Ross ... Adamian
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Dr. Gupta
Michael Nouri ... Congressman Stewart
Jaqueline Fleming ... Tanya
Kendall Mosby ... Anton
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Storyline

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 Grandhotel Pupp in the Czech Republic, 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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She Always Thought She Was Somebody... And She Was See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual reference | See all certifications »

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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 Darius first takes the 'Possibilities' book out of the drawer, the little square on the cover with the title in it has a plastic sheet. When the book is on the table the plastic is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Burns: Is it that obvious I'm sleeping with him?
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Crazy Credits

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


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Written 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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Our audience applauded at the end
24 January 2006 | by almostoscartimeSee all my reviews

OK, "Last Holiday" is not an Oscar contender, but it is an uplifting and well-made film. Georgia, the main character played by Queen Latifah, was living a very dull and boring life and suddenly, she realized that there was more to life than working all day and eating microwave dinners. She was a woman who followed her dreams. Timothy Hutton is a wonderful villain and LL Cool J plays his heartthrob role very well. The Czech Republic provided a gorgeous (albeit COLD) backdrop. Yes, some of the plot points are implausible, but who cares? The scenery - and Queen Latifah's wardrobe - were breathtaking and most important, this movie was ENTERTAINING and these days, there are very few films that you can say that about. At the performance I attended, there were about 200 people in the audience and we all applauded at the end of the film. Go see it for a good laugh!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,806,188, 15 January 2006

Gross USA:

$38,399,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,451,846
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2.35 : 1
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