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Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 13 January 2006 (USA)
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Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

Director:

Wayne Wang

Writers:

Jeffrey Price (screenplay), Peter S. Seaman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 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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Enjoy yourself . . . It's later than you think! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las últimas vacaciones 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:

$43,343,247
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 Sean is standing on the ledge with Georgia and Mr. Kragen, his position changes between shots. Sometimes his elbow is propped on the window sill; sometimes his arms are down at his side. See more »

Quotes

Matthew Kragen: Where are you going?
Ms. Burns: Well, first I'm going to go find Georgia, and then I'm gonna go back to school and I'm gonna get my business degree. And then one day, when your wife finally decides to divorce you and takes half of everything you have, I'll only be too happy to help her figure out exactly how much that should be.
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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 Family Guy: Airport '07 (2007) See more »

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Wanna Fly
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"Seize the Day!"
2 October 2007 | by ananias73See all my reviews

This is a good romantic comedy, a "feel good movie" (a remake of "Last Holiday" with Alec Guinness from Ealing Studios in 1950), highly recommended for those who want to see a movie about how you can crab every day of your life to make it a great experience. With a predictable plot (how many times we have seen this idea at the past?) but very sincere and enjoyable (althought we hope we 'll see something more interesting from the director of the "Joy LucK Club" and "Smoke" in near future). With good performances from Queen Latifah, Timothy Hutton and an especially amusement cameo from Gerard Depardieu. P.S. Including some very exciting recipes at the end...


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