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Last Holiday (2006)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Georgia Byrd
... Sean Matthews
... Matthew Kragen
... Senator Dillings
... Ms. Burns
... Chef Didier
... Rochelle
... Marlon (as Mike Estime)
Susan Kellermann ... Gunther
... Darius
... Adamian
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Dr. Gupta
... Congressman Stewart
... Tanya
... 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 »

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

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Also Known As:

Las últimas vacaciones  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,508,779, 15 January 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,360,195, 5 March 2006
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Trivia

Second film that Timothy Hutton & Giancarlo Esposito have starred in together. The first being Taps. See more »

Goofs

When Georgia hits her head and is taken in for a CAT scan, she is wearing a black sweater and white collared shirt. When the doctor discovers she needs a second scan, she is taken back through the machine, but she is wearing the tan outfit from an earlier scene in the movie. Both scans are depicted to be on the same day, but she is wearing 2 very different outfits. See more »

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[from trailer]
Georgia Byrd: Next time... we will laugh more, we'll love more; we just won't be so afraid.
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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 The Hour: Episode #7.44 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get It On
by Marvin Gaye & Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Austin Movie Show review - adorable and enjoyable
22 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I had no idea I would enjoy myself so much! Queen Latifah plays Georgia Byrd, a shy, quiet, insecure frump, with a secret passion for cooking and for her co-worker, Sean (the most endearing character that L.L. Cool J. has ever played!). After hitting her head and suffering a concussion, Georgia has a cat-scan that reveals several brain tumors. With less than a month to live, Georgia takes all the money she has and treats herself to the European vacation of a lifetime. She flies first class, stays in the Presidential suite, eats the finest food, and lives like she was dying. "Last Holiday" is pure fantasy and pure fun, and it never takes death too seriously. Gerard Depardieu plays the delightful world-famous Chef Didier who equates Georgia's appetite for food with an exquisite appetite for life. "The meaning of life," he tells her, "is butter." So go treat yourself to this fun little film, get a large popcorn, and don't skip on the butter.


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