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Last Holiday is a american film of genre Drama directed by Wayne Wang released in USA on 13 january 2006 with Queen Latifah

Last Holiday (2006)

Last Holiday
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Released in USA 13 january 2006
Length 1h52
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Romantic comedy,    Fantasy,    Adventure,    Romance
Rating63% 3.199923.199923.199923.199923.19992

Last Holiday is a 2006 American comedy-drama film starring Queen Latifah and directed by Wayne Wang.

Latifah plays a humble store assistant, Georgia, who is told that she has a rare brain condition, and only a few weeks to live. She decides to spend her last funds on a luxury holiday in Europe before she dies.

The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman was loosely adapted from the 1950 UK film of the same name by J. B. Priestley. The writers were wanting John Candy for the star-role, but he died and Latifah’s agent suggested a new version starring her. It gained mixed reviews, but Latifah’s performance was universally praised for charm and humor.

Synopsis

Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah), an employee in the cookware department at Kragen's Department Store in New Orleans, is a shy, unassuming woman who longs to cook professionally, and who records her dreams of a better life in a journal labeled "Possibilities." It is the Christmas holiday season. While flirting with a co-worker Sean Williams (LL Cool J), she bumps her head on a cabinet door and is taken to the store's health center for a CAT scan. There she is told by company physician Dr. Gupta (Ranjit Chowdhry) she has several brain tumors resulting from a rare neurological disorder called Lampington's Disease. Since her HMO plan will not cover the exorbitant cost of an operation, Georgia resigns herself to the fact she has only a few weeks to live, quits her job, liquidates her assets, and sets off on a dream vacation at the deluxe Grandhotel Pupp in the spa city of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.

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