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Last Holiday (Widescreen Edition) (2006)

Queen Latifah , LL Cool J , Wayne Wang  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, Alicia Witt
  • Directors: Wayne Wang
  • Writers: Jeffrey Price, J.B. Priestley, Peter S. Seaman
  • Producers: David Minkowski, Jack Rapke, Jeffrey Price, Laurence Mark
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: May 2, 2006
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,032 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Last Holiday (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • "Last Holiday: Packing Light" featurette
  • "Last Holiday: Last Look" featurette
  • "Last Holiday: 23 Years in the Making" featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Two recipes from Last Holiday
  • Theatrical trailer

Editorial Reviews

Enjoy Yourself … It's Later Than You Think! It's advice to follow for shy New Orleans cookware salesclerk Georgia Byrd (Oscar® nominee* Queen Latifah) when her doctor informs her that she has less than a month to live. With news like that, it's time to give your life a serious makeover! So Georgia jets off on a dream vacation to live life like there's no tomorrow. Enjoy hearty laughs and rollicking comedic misadventures when Georgia shakes up a glamorous European resort spa while enthusiastically embracing a new look … new moves … and a new attitude! LL Cool J is the handsome suitor back home who's not about to let Georgia slip away. And Timothy Hutton, Gerard Depardieu, Alicia Witt and Giancarlo Esposito also star in this comedy hit that makes the good times last forever.

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86 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!! Too bad there isn't a 100+ star option:( January 16, 2006
Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) works in retail. On the side, she's in the church choir, and afterwards goes home and cooks while watching Emeril on TV. One day at work, she bumps her head and needs a cat scan. From the results of the CAT scan, the doctor then tells Georgia that she has a brain tumor and has three weeks to live. Upset and distraught, she goes home to look through her "Book of Possibilities" book (a book with all the goals she wants to achieve). Thinking it's all over, she takes a trip to Czechoslovakia. While there, Georgia has the time of her life. She bungee jumps, snowboards, and so much more. During her stay, people around her start wondering who exactly she is.

...a feel good movie, with a bit of a love story to it. Last Holiday is a smart comedy that will leave you thinking about life. Latifah is exquisite and also very funny. Two thumbs way up!
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Last Holiday March 27, 2008
Queen Latifah stars in this endearing movie that forces the audience to question their own lives. Queen is told that she only has a few weeks to live, and she finds out that she has to learn a hard lesson about living life instead of waiting for the perfect time for things to happen. While this movie does force the viewer to think about life, there are some very funny moments. LL Cool J was surprisingly good in this film, and the rest of the supporting cast was wonderful.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Have a Heart, See "Last Holiday" January 31, 2006
I just about never review motion pictures, but I absolutely had to say something about "Last Holiday." I have gone to see it three times, and I plan on seeing it at least once more before it is out of theatres, and I hope it comes out on DVD fairly soon.

Queen Latifah's performance is sensational as always, and she is perfectly cast. The supporting ensemble is also just brilliant.

Sure, this isn't Oscar material, and this won't break any box office record either, but this movie is the ultimate in life-affirming. It is true that the whole notion of the plot is rather cinematically cliched, but Latifah gets around this without a trace of sap on her fingers.

As the plot reaches its climax, it's hard to hold back the tears, at least if you're the sensitive type, and if you are not at least deeply moved you probably need to see a shrink.

You will indeed see that life is not about regrets; go out and fulfill your dreams and enjoy the life you have, because any day could be your last. The character of Georgia Byrd epitomizes this to pure perfection, and, as I said, it is profoundly moving.

And don't think you won't have a barrel of laughs, either. Go see this movie while you can.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding feel-good movie February 3, 2006
I saw this movie in Orlando a few weeks ago. You know it's a good movie when the audience applauds 2-3 times during the movie. Great cast. Queen Latifah is her usual cute, funny self. She's also regal in this movie. I had so much fun seeing this movie that I'm going again. Lots of funny stuff. And when the movie ended, I felt that warm feeling of happiness.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one great big awesome YES !!! May 10, 2008
Last Holiday is an excellent film starring the wonderful Queen Latifah (OK, so maybe I'm biased because I always liked her). The acting is very convincing and the plot moves along at a good pace. While this won't be wining any awards anytime soon, please don't let that stop you from getting this flick. The script is very well written and the casting couldn't be better. This movie kept my attention every step of the way!

The action begins when we meet Georgia Byrd, a rather shy woman who wears "frumpy clothing" and works in cookware within a department store. She secretly has a crush on Sean Matthews, a coworker, who is played brilliantly by L L Cool J. Just about all Georgia ever does besides work in the store is sing in her church choir and watch TV food shows as she tries to follow along with what the chef is preparing. Georgia even denies herself a single bit of this food; she feeds it to a young child named Darius instead and eats nothing except her "lean cuisine" frozen foods which she cooks in her microwave.

One day things change radically for Georgia. She hits her head by accident in the department store and she is rushed to the store's health clinic much to the chagrin of her supervisor who does nothing all day but talk on his cell phone and worry about profits. Much to Georgia's horror, Georgia has a CT scan that indicates that she has just three or four weeks to live.

Georgia decides that in her last remaining days on this planet she will travel after all to a swank resort in Czechoslovakia. This was one of the things she always wanted to do in her scrapbook of "possibilities." By pure chance she meets the top head of the department store there (Matthew Kragen played well by Timothy Hutton) and his mistress.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised...Part Two... February 9, 2006
Continuing my trilogy on recent Chick flix that are pretty darn nifty in their own right, I have chosen Last Holiday for many good reasons...

There are way too many sad little movies that make heroes out of simpletons, and show that love can be achieved under any (especially quirky or unrealistically dangerous) situations. This movie, thankfully, keeps a wonderful human tone to its characters.

Georgia Byrd (to quickly sum up the synopsis you know already) has just been informed that she is about to die. Her life is flipped upside down, even to the point where she turns the churches praise meeting into a "Why God Why?" moment. The humanity keeps a smile on your face, the way everyone is nervous when they are supposed to be, particularly in love matters. The way Georgia enjoys cooking, but doesn't eat it. (The neighbor boy has that honor.) Also the blunt truth that Georgia is suddenly able to vocalize once she realizes, "Hey, I am about to die, might as well say what I think." I believe there is a lesson there for myself I know. Sometimes we sugarcoat don't we?

Last Holiday is a chick flick by definition. Too bad, because I believe that guys will enjoy it as much as the ladies. The ones in the theater did. Its funny how we were dragged in there kicking and screaming and came out feeling really good about what we just experienced.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Holiday
Thanks for sending this so quickly. I love this movie with her way of jumping into life with both feet!
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive results of Goal Setting as well as Entertaining
I love the role Queen Latifah plays in this movie, and she plays it perfectly. Her Scrapbook of Possibilities also have encouraged me to set goals and dreams for my own life, and... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Janice C
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Holiday
Can't say enough about this movie. Mistakes made by doctors all the time, but this one had a wonderful, happy ending.
Published 25 days ago by Mary Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars always liked this movie
i bought this for my mum, because she enjoys wholesome movies. clean language, clean comedy. great movie- not an award winner, but so what.
Published 26 days ago by Mari Azuras
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I love this movie so while I was ordering other things for Christmas presents I saw it and decided I wanted to add it to my collection. Haven't watched it yet but will soon.
Published 27 days ago by smokey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
A very touching movie with alot of humorous situations. Queen Latifah is wonderful in this role. If you like belly laughs and tears give Last Holiday a view!
Published 1 month ago by Lilo's Other Sister
4.0 out of 5 stars happy movie
This a funny and sweet movie that has no gratuitous cursing or sex. Plus it speaks to the fact of how playing it safe is not always the best journey to take. Enjoyable!
Published 1 month ago by kriv
4.0 out of 5 stars Humor, not gross..
Queen Latifah pulls off the humor without giving in to stupidity, or potty humor. The story is fresh, and witty, with just the right amount of goofiness to give the masses... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Puck
4.0 out of 5 stars Last Holiday
Who doesn't love Queen Latifah, this movie is so good, a must buy. Very funny and heart warming, LL Cool J is wonderful
Published 1 month ago by Anita Roundtree
4.0 out of 5 stars last holiday
ive seen it several times but i wanted my own copy so i can look at it whenever i get ready.
Published 1 month ago by Betty Boo
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