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What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A family of five is off to Granddad's big 75th birthday party at an uncle's estate in rural Scotland. The parents are separated and hope their three kids won't mention it. The kids love, can talk with, and will do anything for, Granddad.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosamund Pike ... Abi
David Tennant ... Doug
Billy Connolly ... Gordie
Ben Miller ... Gavin
Amelia Bullmore ... Margaret
Emilia Jones ... Lottie
Bobby Smalldridge ... Mickey
Harriet Turnbull ... Jess
Celia Imrie ... Agnes Chisolm
Annette Crosbie ... Doreen
Lewis Davie Lewis Davie ... Kenneth
Ralph Riach ... Jimmy Cazzarotto
Ron Donachie ... Sgt. Murdoch
Ben Presley ... PC McLuhan
Michele Austin ... Lucy
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Storyline

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) 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. Find out how the rest of the family cope and see if the holiday will ever end. Written by Lionsgate

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Trivia

No fewer than three Police Inspectors made their appearance in this movie: 1. Amelia Bullmore, Margaret McLeod, is DCI Gill Murray at Scott & Bailey; 2. Ben Miller, Gavin McLeod, is DI Richard Poole in Death in paradise; and 3. David Tennant, Doug McLeod, is DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch. 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: I like being sick. It's like being a fountain.
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Connections

References Rocket Gibraltar (1988) See more »

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You In The Sky
Written by Mike Scott
Performed by The Waterboys
Courtesy of Warner Music Group
Written By Mike Scott
Published by Global Talent Publishing
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Funny and philosophical
27 September 2014 | by milton2808See all my reviews

Brilliant acting by all 3 children. Many clever lines that had the audience laugh out loud. Super Scottish scenery and great advert for Wester Ross as a wonderful escape location, Slightly contrived happy ever after resolution but good light hearted family viewing. Great ostriches. And a view of kids grasp of the adult world. Enjoy the violin playing and jig at the end but bring air plugs for Thr practice sessions. Traditional portrayal of Scottish rural police! Imrie is in her element as a small character role; heart warming.

Good look at family dynamics and relationships. Connolly plays a wonderful loving Grandfather who shows wise approach to difficult members of his family as he comes face to face with his own death.


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Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

GBP3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,714,112
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1.78 : 1
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