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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 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Celia Imrie, David Tennant, Ben Miller, and Emilia Jones appeared on Doctor Who (2005). See more »

Goofs

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 A Grand Day Out (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Vikings Suite - Funeral/Finale
Performed by The The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman, Crouch End Festival Chorus, David Temple (Choir Conductor)
Courtesy of Silva Screen Records Ltd
Composed by Mario Nascimbene
Published by Primary Wave Tunes/EMI Music Publishing
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Splendid
21 January 2015 | by leatherdykeuk1See all my reviews

I will always think of this as a feature-length 2.4 Children. It made me laugh aloud, it made me shed a tear. There was one tiny subplot that wasn't tied up (Odin) which lost it a point, but well worth seeing. Family friendly, because, honestly, what kid hasn't heard swearing before?

The kids are fabulous, the adults are insane and the whole mess of a birthday party is hilariously tragic. I will happily look out for more films by this writer/director pair.

Have a watch of this film. A slight niggle is the unrealistic speed with which they navigated the M25. That just doesn't happen in real life, though the standstill traffic on the M1 was spot on.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

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English | Chinese | French

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,714,112
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1.78 : 1
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