After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 6.2/10 (10,573 voted)
Critic's Score: 52/100
Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton
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?
Writers: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman
LL Cool J
(as Mike Estime)
Enjoy yourself . . . It's later than you think!
Paramount [United States] |
Release Date: 13 January 2006
Filming Locations: Austria
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $15,508,779
(15 January 2006)
(5 March 2006)
Did You Know?
All the dishes served in the movie was prepared by Food Network chefs who traveled with the crew to do the cooking. They also taught Queen Latifah some basic cooking techniques so she would look like a professional chef in the movie.
When Georgia is trying on clothes in the boutiques, she already has tweezed eyebrows although in the previous scenes her brows are still thick. She will only have her makeover done (her brows being tweezed, among others) several scenes later.
I didn't come here to make an impression on anybody, I just came here to blow every last cent I had.
I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this movie.
Yes the plot has been done many times before. As with most romantic
comedies, it's nothing deep, had some cheesy moments and was totally
predictable (I figured out the whole movie in the first 10 minutes).
But I really enjoyed it all the same. I laughed a lot in this movie.
Partly because I could totally relate to trying to live life under the
radar as woman that doesn't look like a model. Plus it was refreshing
to see an African American woman shown with some depth in a movie. Not
just the mean black woman.
There was very little cussing, little sexuality, and no nudity. Truly
refreshing these days.
If you just want to enjoy a movie without having to put too much
thought into it, go see this movie.