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.
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:||Wayne Wang|
|Written By:||Martin Starger, J B Priestly, Tim Korn, Peter S. Seaman, Jeffrey Price|
|In Theaters:||Jan 13, 2006 Wide|
|On DVD:||May 2, 2006|
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as Georgia Byrd
as Matthew Kragen
as Senator Dillings
as Ms. Burns
as Ms. Gunther
as Sean Matthews
as Chef Didier
as Dr. Gupta
as Congressman Stewart
as HMO Administrator
as Emeril Lagasse
as Lady Moocher
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Critic Reviews for Last Holiday
Here at least, Latifah has only two modes: heavily constipated and sass-tastic.
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.
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.
Queen Latifah remains here an utterly imperturbable, warm and human presence.
Audience Reviews for Last Holiday
Last Holiday 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.|
|Chef Didier:||The start is not nearly as important as the finish.|
|Ms. Burns:||Who was it who said 'Adversity is the stone on which I sharpen my blade?|
|Georgia Byrd:||Tanya, ain't no such thing as a black country-western singer.|
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