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.

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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.
PG-13 (for some sexual reference)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Queen Latifah
as Georgia Byrd
Timothy Hutton
as Matthew Kragen
Giancarlo Esposito
as Senator Dillings
Alicia Witt
as Ms. Burns
Jane Adams (II)
as Rochelle
Mike Estime
as Marlon
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
Shirl Cieutat
as Lady Moocher
Dan Ziskie
as Dr. Thompson
Werner Richmond
as Reverend
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Critic Reviews for Last Holiday

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (32)

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

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 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The most surprisingly satisfying Hollywood comedy in ages.

January 17, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

It may not be much -- it's a remake of a 1950 Alec Guinness film -- but it is as bright as a Christmas bauble.

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

In its corny, cartoonish way, it even suggests a generosity of spirit that's faithful to the 1950 original.

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

An awful lot makes no sense in Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman's script, starting with its basic premise.

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

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