Writing credits (WGA)
Jeffrey Price (screenplay) &
Peter S. Seaman (screenplay)
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama (more)
Tagline: She Always Thought She Was Somebody... And She Was
Plot Outline: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Queen Latifah .... Georgia Byrd
LL Cool J .... Sean Matthews
Timothy Hutton .... Matthew Kragen
Giancarlo Esposito .... Senator Dillings
Alicia Witt .... Ms. Burns
Gérard Depardieu .... Chef Didier
Jane Adams .... Rochelle
Michael Estime .... Marlon (as Mike Estime)
Susan Kellerman .... Ms. Gunther (as Susan Kellermann)
Jascha Washington .... Darius
Matt Ross .... Adamian
Ranjit Chowdhry .... Dr. Gupta
Michael Nouri .... Congressman Stewart
Jaqueline Fleming .... Tanya
Kendall Mosby .... Anton
MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some sexual reference.
Runtime: 112 min
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Certification: UK:12A / USA : PG-13 "
I just saw this; what an adorable movie. Queen Latifah is lovable, vulnerable and just makes the movie watchable. Yes, it's a tired old chestnut that's been done poorly and greatly over the years, but if you're going to have "left overs", make them as tasty as this movie.
The New Orleans of old (pre-Katrina) is featured in the first and last bits of the film and an exotic location in Prague, in the Alps, for the middle. The characters were exactly what they should be: charming, smarmy, silly, contrite but still capable of being cared for. As Roger Ebert said, so well: "They only want to amuse us, warm us, and make us feel good. "Last Holiday" plays like a hug."
I really enjoyed this movie for making me feel good. I didn't have to study political uprisings or witch-hunts to understand it; I didn't have to read 800+ pages of a book to get the plot. I could just crunch on popcorn, sip my soda and be entertained. That's not asking too much from a film, now, is it?