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Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 January 2006 (USA)
Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

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The story of a family's holiday from hell The were just on a short camping trip when they were witnesses to a terrible shooting. What was supposed to be a peaceful break, turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Callum
Stars: Mark Callum, Claire Walker, Lauren Baldwin
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In morte veritas. Georgia Byrd clerks at a New Orleans department store. She defers pleasure: cooks gourmet meals, eats Lean Cuisine; likes a co-worker in silence; has savings, but hasn't left Louisiana. All that changes when a CT Scan discloses she has three weeks to live. She cashes her savings and heads to Europe's Grandhotel Pupp, where Chef Didier presides. She checks into the Presidential Suite, orders everything on the menu, snowboards, and comes to the attention of the chef and the hotel's powerful American guests: a Congressman, a Senator, a retail magnate, and his mistress. She has nothing to lose, so she tells them what she thinks. Will the truth set them free? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Las últimas vacaciones  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,508,779 (USA) (15 January 2006)

Gross:

$38,360,195 (USA) (5 March 2006)
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All the dishes served in the movie were prepared by Food Network chefs who traveled with the crew to do the cooking. They also taught Queen Latifah some basic cooking techniques so she would look like a professional chef in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The casino employee reports Georgia's roulette winnings total 3,546,305 Czech crowns (CZK), which is described as "about a hundred thousand dollars". At the exchange rate during the time of shooting, this would have been closer to $150,000. See more »

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Gunther: You were misdiagnosed by a faulty dog scan, you don't have Lampington's, you're going to live!
Georgia Byrd: I'm not going to die?
Gunther: No!
Georgia Byrd: I'm going to live?
Gunther: Yes!
Georgia Byrd: I'm gonna live! Everybody, I'm gonna live!
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Referenced in The Queen Latifah Show: John Travolta/Alicia Keys (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel Pretty
Composed by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Nellie McKay
Produced by Adam Schlesinger
Nellie McKay performs courtesy of Columbia Records
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An Optimistic movie.
16 January 2006 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie to be highly enjoyable. It had all the right ingredients (pun intended) of a classic "feel good" movie. In a generation full of hectic rush and non stop "mean-ness," this movie was a little ounce of what we need more in the world; optimism. "Live life to the fullest." Unfortunately that theme isn't common nowadays. There doesn't seem to be one part of this movie that isn't enjoyable. There's just the right amount of humor that allows Queen Latifa to shine as a comedian as well as heart in her performance which makes you care for and relate to this character. I hope this movie receives a lot of credit and praise despite the timing of its release. I applaud the actors and the especially the writers for making such a happy movie.


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