Last Holiday

January 13th, 2006







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Plot
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

Director: Wayne Wang

Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton

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?

Writers: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman

Cast:
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
Michael 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

Taglines: Enjoy yourself . . . It's later than you think!



Details

Official Website: Paramount [United States] |

Release Date: 13 January 2006

Filming Locations: Austria

Box Office Details

Budget: $45,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,508,779 (USA) (15 January 2006) (2514 Screens)

Gross: $38,360,195 (USA) (5 March 2006)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
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.

Goofs:
Continuity: 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.

Quotes:
Georgia Byrd: I didn't come here to make an impression on anybody, I just came here to blow every last cent I had.



User Review

Cute movie

Rating: 8/10

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.









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