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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.

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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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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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Trivia

During one scene where Queen Latifah's character is serving LL Cool J the Duck Hash on Toasted Baguette, the Food Network staff had to substitute duck in the actual dish because LL Cool J doesn't eat it. See more »

Goofs

When Georgia is coming to at the hospital after banging her head, she imagines Sean loosening his tie, and whispering "I love you". When she looks at him again, the tie is back; and when she looks the third time, it is loosened again. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Remake of Last Holiday (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Feeling Good
by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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