Last Holiday
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A woman learns to love life when she finds out she won't be around long in this comedy. Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) lives in New Orleans, where she works in the cookware department of an upscale gourmet supply shop. While Georgia carries a torch for Sean (LL Cool J), one of her co-workers, she doesn't have the nerve to tell him, and despite her estimable skills in the kitchen, she lives frugally and doesn't put her talent to use. Georgia's good friend Rochelle (Jane Adams) often tells her that life is short and she needs to live a little, but she doesn't pay her much mind… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here at least, Latifah has only two modes: heavily constipated and sass-tastic."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"It may not be much -- it's a remake of a 1950 Alec Guinness film -- but it is as bright as a Christmas bauble."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Formulaic but sometimes winning comedy."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
"If you had three weeks left to live, I wouldn't recommend you spend your precious time watching this."
‑ Camerin Courtney, Christianity Today
"A wish fulfilment fantasy dressed up with a shopping spree, a gorgeous mountain resort in Europe, a world class chef creating new menus every day, champagne, exotic massage and health spa, snow capped scenery and linen to die for"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"It's not exactly distinguished, but pleasantly warm-hearted, and the sort of thing you might enjoy on afternoon TV when laid up with the flu."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"In its corny, cartoonish way, it even suggests a generosity of spirit that's faithful to the 1950 original."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Queen Latifah remains here an utterly imperturbable, warm and human presence."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"It's obvious where "Last Holiday" goes and at times it takes too long to get there, but watching Latifah work her style and spirit when she gets to the Grandhotel Pupp is pure enjoyment."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"Wayne Wang keeps things on an even keel, with good supporting performances from LL Cool J as Latifah's romantic interest, Timothy Hutton as a corporate villain and Alicia Witt as Hutton's secretary/mistress."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The most surprisingly satisfying Hollywood comedy in ages."
‑ Matt Singer, Village Voice
"An awful lot makes no sense in Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman's script, starting with its basic premise."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"A nice little romantic comedy which also packs an emotional punch."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Not the worst movie ever made -- no thanks to Latifah."
‑ Peter Sobczynski,
"Latifah is the risk-taking spark in a film that takes few chances of its own."
‑ Matt Pais,
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