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What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A family of five is off to Granddad's big 75th birthday party at an uncle's estate in rural Scotland. The parents are separated and hope their three kids won't mention it. The kids love, can talk with, and will do anything for, Granddad.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosamund Pike ... Abi
David Tennant ... Doug
Billy Connolly ... Gordie
Ben Miller ... Gavin
Amelia Bullmore ... Margaret
Emilia Jones ... Lottie
Bobby Smalldridge ... Mickey
Harriet Turnbull ... Jess
Celia Imrie ... Agnes Chisolm
Annette Crosbie ... Doreen
Lewis Davie Lewis Davie ... Kenneth
Ralph Riach ... Jimmy Cazzarotto
Ron Donachie ... Sgt. Murdoch
Ben Presley ... PC McLuhan
Michele Austin ... Lucy
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Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. Find out how the rest of the family cope and see if the holiday will ever end. Written by Lionsgate

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Sir Billy Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and early prostate cancer shortly before he was due to start work on this movie, but went ahead without mentioning his condition to anybody. See more »

Goofs

Gordy McLeod shows a photo of him on his 30th birthday in Northern Rhodesia. If his 75th birthday was in 2014 then his 30th birthday would have been in 1969, five years after Northern Rhodesia ceased to exist. It became the country of Zambia on 24 Oct 1964. See more »

Quotes

Mickey McLeod: She ate Granddads Swiss roll!
Jess: I didn't mean to. It was an accident!
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Connections

References Rocket Gibraltar (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

You In The Sky
Written by Mike Scott
Performed by The Waterboys
Courtesy of Warner Music Group
Written By Mike Scott
Published by Global Talent Publishing
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Charming British Film
31 January 2016 | by dbodzySee all my reviews

This charming British film set in the beautifully scenic Scottish highlands had me gripped from the start.

As a massive fan of writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Outnumbered) as well as actors David Tennant (Dr Who) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) I had high hopes for this film and was not disappointed. There is so much heart and soul put into this film and delivers through its melancholic script and humour. With a cast full of award winning actors such as David Tennant and Rosamund Pike it is the children who steal the show. Their performances are detrimental to portraying the message of family and is done so with a childlike innocence as expected from screenwriters Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin of 'Outnumbered' fame.

A great film that sent me through every emotion; and a perfect example of independent film at its finest.


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Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

GBP3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,714,112
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