Last Holiday
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Informed that he has only a short time to live, salesman Alec Guinness decides to enjoy his last months to the fullest. He withdraws all his savings from the bank and heads to a posh hotel. Here he makes more contacts and opens more professional doors than he'd ever done before, thanks to his willingness--at long last--to take risks. He also spends every penny that he's earned in life. Then he discovers that the doctor's diagnosis was in error, and that he's in no danger of imminent death. An ironic ending caps this fast-paced black comedy. Last Holiday was co-written and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The picture is surprisingly moving, delicately handled and full of lovely vignettes."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Slight and mildly amusing dark comedy of rebirth and regret."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An appealing morality play in which Queen Latifah demonstrates a warm embrace of life with just the right mixture of humor and humanity."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Simple and modest in structure but delightfully rich in character."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"the film would not register above passable if not for its central figure"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"It's funny, touching, perceptive and one of the great undiscovered movies. Discover it."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Funny, if you don't concentrate."
‑ Fred Camper, Chicago Reader
"Alec Guinness is one of classic cinema's truly genuine curiosities."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
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