Last Holiday Reviews
September 13, 2020
Here I am, today, sitting here remembering Georgia, smiling, hearing Georgia's words and, most of all, feeling good about life.
March 7, 2019
Everyone knows I especially love a good romantic Christmas movie and Last Holiday definitely fits the bill.
January 2, 2019
It's the perfect feel-good story blessed by the comedic timing of Queen Latifah and the adorable face of LL Cool J.
December 11, 2018
The main reason I find Last Holiday so charming, despite its corny concept and broad humor, is because I get to see good things happen to a good person.
December 22, 2014
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.
March 1, 2007
Queen Latifah remains here an utterly imperturbable, warm and human presence.
January 27, 2007
A nice little romantic comedy which also packs an emotional punch.
June 24, 2006
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.
June 16, 2006
It's obvious where "Last Holiday" goes and at times it takes too long to get there, but watching Latifah work her style and spirit when she gets to the Grandhotel Pupp is pure enjoyment.
May 13, 2006
A wish fulfilment fantasy dressed up with a shopping spree, a gorgeous mountain resort in Europe, a world class chef creating new menus every day, champagne, exotic massage and health spa, snow capped scenery and linen to die for
May 12, 2006
Wayne Wang keeps things on an even keel, with good supporting performances from LL Cool J as Latifah's romantic interest, Timothy Hutton as a corporate villain and Alicia Witt as Hutton's secretary/mistress.
May 4, 2006
Latifah is the risk-taking spark in a film that takes few chances of its own.
February 21, 2006
[Latifah] shows both comedic and dramatic range, and garners sympathy despite the script's lack of depth.
February 1, 2006
"Last Holiday" is more than a story that lets us escape. It's a story we'd like to believe could actually happen.
January 31, 2006
Set in a luxurious locale and awash in generosity for its characters, even the mean ones, Last Holiday delivers the glamour and sentimentality associated with classic movies.
January 26, 2006
[Latifah] makes you easily sympathize with her character, even as you're aware of the plot's utter contrivance.
January 23, 2006
Note to Queen Latifah: I have almost forgiven you for the inexcusable "Taxi" now.
January 22, 2006
...an admittedly inconsequential yet undeniably uplifting piece of work...