Last Holiday

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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.


Queen Latifah
as Georgia Byrd
Timothy Hutton
as Matthew Kragen
Giancarlo Esposito
as Senator Dillings
Alicia Witt
as Ms. Burns
Gérard Depardieu
as Chef Didier
LL Cool J
as Sean Matthews
Matt Ross
as Adamian
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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  • Dec 12, 2015
    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 L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2011
    A really great film! Very funny! A must see!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2011
    Queen Latifah plays Georgia Byrd, a quiet, single, New Orleans woman who works as a sales representative in the cookware department of a local department store. She's always dreamt of a better life, as well as attracting the attention of her sexy co-worker, Sean Williams (LL Cool J) but when she finds out that she has three weeks to live because of a terminal brain disorder, her world comes crashing down. Faced with her own upcoming mortality, she cashes out her life's savings and decides to take the trip of her dreams, to the Grandhotel Pupp in Europe to live her last three weeks of life to the fullest.While she's there she meets her idol, a world famous chef (Gerard Depardieu), charms her way into the hearts of a U.S. senator (Giancarlo Espisito,) and a congressman (Michael Nouri) and gets revenge on her sleazy boss (Timothy Hutton in full Disney-villain mode). Queen Latifah gives it her all, and does succeed in carrying the majority of the picture while LL Cool J is good as her love interest.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2010
    "She always thought she was somebody... and she was." An effective feel-good flick. It's just that it's something I would not remember much. It has nothing very special. But, it's nice. It says that you should always have the guts to turn the possibilities into realities.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer

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