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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

A woman learns to love life when she finds out she won't be around long in this comedy. Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) lives in New Orleans, where she works in the cookware department of an upscale gourmet supply shop. While Georgia carries a torch for Sean (LL Cool J), one of her co-workers, she doesn't have the nerve to tell him, and despite her estimable skills in the kitchen, she lives frugally and doesn't put her talent to use. Georgia's good friend Rochelle (Jane Adams) often tells her that life is short and she needs to live a little, but she doesn't pay her much mind until a visit to the doctor reveals that Georgia has a very rare medical condition, and only has three weeks to live. Throwing caution to the wind, Georgia cashes out her life savings and heads to Europe for a last bit of revelry. She checks into a four-star hotel, trades her drab clothes for haute couture , finds herself flirting with a handsome and powerful politician (Giancarlo Esposito), convinces the head of a cooking supplies firm (Timothy Hutton) that she's a high-powered executive from a rival company, and makes friends with a four-star chef (Gérard Depardieu). But when Sean learns the truth about Georgia's condition, he sets out to find her before their chance at romance has passed. Directed by Wayne Wang, Last Holiday is a remake of a 1950 British comedy, which starred Alec Guinness as a salesman with a few weeks to live.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
Susan Kellermann
as Ms. Gunther
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
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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
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Audience Reviews for Last Holiday

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


Richard C

Super Reviewer

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