Last Holiday (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Last Holiday (2006)



Critic Consensus: Although Queen Latifah's bountiful life-affirming spirit permeates the film, director Wayne Wang is unable to revive this remake with any real flair.

Movie Info

Georgia Byrd lives a small life tucked inside big dreams. A shy cookware salesperson for a New Orleans retail outlet, she handles knives and skillets with the flair of a master chef. But when Georgia learns her days are numbered, she throws caution to the wind and embarks on a dream holiday vacation to a grand resort in Europe. There, thinking she has nothing to lose, Georgia undergoes a metamorphosis - and her transformation affects everyone around her. Georgia's newly uninhibited personality shakes up staff and guests alike, including a venerate chef as well as a retail magnate who becomes convinced she's a rival intent on sabotaging his business plans. From snowy slopes to spectacular spas, delectable dinners to midnight balls, Georgia is going to live a lifetime of fun in just a few weeks.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual reference)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Martin Starger, J B Priestly, Tim Korn, Peter S. Seaman, Jeffrey Price
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 2, 2006
Box Office: $38.4M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Queen Latifah
as Georgia Byrd
Timothy Hutton
as Matthew Kragen
Giancarlo Esposito
as Senator Dillings
Alicia Witt
as Ms. Burns
LL Cool J
as Sean Matthews
Matt Ross
as Adamian
Gérard Depardieu
as Chef Didier
Ranjit Chowdhry
as Dr. Gupta
Michael Nouri
as Congressman Stewart
Julia LaShae
as HMO Administrator
Emeril Lagasse
as Emeril Lagasse
Shirl Cieutat
as Lady Moocher
Dan Ziskie
as Dr. Thompson
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News & Interviews for Last Holiday

Critic Reviews for Last Holiday

All Critics (122) | Top Critics (33)

Here at least, Latifah has only two modes: heavily constipated and sass-tastic.

Full Review… | November 27, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

It's not exactly distinguished, but pleasantly warm-hearted, and the sort of thing you might enjoy on afternoon TV when laid up with the flu.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Might not be in the first tier of holiday classics, but its winning cast led by its captivating star make this one you'll want to keep in your Christmas viewing rotation.

Full Review… | December 22, 2014
Lyles' Movie Files

Formulaic but sometimes winning comedy.

Full Review… | December 16, 2010
Common Sense Media

Queen Latifah remains here an utterly imperturbable, warm and human presence.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

A nice little romantic comedy which also packs an emotional punch.

Full Review… | January 27, 2007
Laramie Movie Scope

Audience Reviews for Last Holiday

When Georgia finds out she has weeks to live, she throws caution to the wind and lives it up. This story has been told before, but it's OK to watch it again.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Super Funny!!!!!!!!!!!! Queen Latifah is indeed the queen!

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

A really great film! Very funny! A must see!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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