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 »
Claire Walker Vause,
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
During one scene where Queen Latifah's character is serving LL Cool J the Duck Hash on Toasted Baguette, the Food Network staff had to substitute duck in the actual dish because LL Cool J doesn't eat it. See more »
The croupier at the roulette table announces "no more bets" and then Kragen puts his bet on the table. At a real casino he would have been asked to remove his bet, since betting was closed. See more »
[Georgia finishes telling Gunther the spa services she wants to have reserved]
No anti-aging treatment?
No, I ain't worried about aging.
So that will be all?
Ooh... ah... yes! The colon irrigation treatment. That's my gift to you. Sorta like a 'let's be friend's' gesture. Now you think of me when you're having it!
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The end credits show us how everybody in the movie's futures turned out. See more »
OK, "Last Holiday" is not an Oscar contender, but it is an uplifting and well-made film. Georgia, the main character played by Queen Latifah, was living a very dull and boring life and suddenly, she realized that there was more to life than working all day and eating microwave dinners. She was a woman who followed her dreams. Timothy Hutton is a wonderful villain and LL Cool J plays his heartthrob role very well. The Czech Republic provided a gorgeous (albeit COLD) backdrop. Yes, some of the plot points are implausible, but who cares? The scenery - and Queen Latifah's wardrobe - were breathtaking and most important, this movie was ENTERTAINING and these days, there are very few films that you can say that about. At the performance I attended, there were about 200 people in the audience and we all applauded at the end of the film. Go see it for a good laugh!
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