What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

What We Did on Our Holiday (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Witty and well-cast, What We Did on Our Holiday injects unlikely laughs into a story dealing with dark, difficult themes.

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Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.

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Cast

Celia Imrie
as Agnes Chisolm
Lewis Davie
as Kenneth
Ralph Riach
as Jimmy Cazzarotto
Ron Donachie
as Sgt. Murdoch
Ben Presley
as PC McLuhan
Maeve McCrorie
as Girl Violinist
Kirstin Murray
as Police Spokesperson
Imogen Toner
as Beth Williams
Alexia Barlier
as Françoise Dupré
Eben Young
as Brent Howard
Sadao Ueda
as Akira Kato
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Critic Reviews for What We Did on Our Holiday

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (8)

Do we want to spend 95 minutes of our summer holiday watching a film about a young, squabbling, dysfunctional British family on a sham trip? Yes, we do.

July 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It's not what you'd call "major" cinema, but it's a breezy entertainment, particularly if you're a fan of one or more of the cast members.

July 10, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

A damp-eyed comedy whose banal title isn't the only thing needing improvement.

July 9, 2015 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Underfoot is a cast of young kids given too many cutesy moments and one-liners. In the middle of it all are actors like Rosamund Pike and David Tennant.

July 9, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

There are a few amusing moments and flashes of charm but this Holiday is an uneven trip, with underwritten adult characters and a strange third act involving a poke at misguided social services.

July 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
Top Critic

What We Did On Our Holiday sets up a sturdy comic scenario and then proceeds to head in another direction altogether-one that's nearly impossible to anticipate, making the film much more of a goofy delight than would have seemed likely at the outset.

July 9, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for What We Did on Our Holiday

It was okay. The tone is very similar to the Outnumbered series even down to the three kids, but it isn't as good once they get to Scotland and the grandfather storyline. Meh. I'll acknowledge I am not the target audience. It's nice and plods along with some small smiles, but it wasn't really one for me.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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