What We Did on Our Holiday
What We Did on Our Holiday (2015)

Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Witty and well-cast, What We Did on Our Holiday injects unlikely laughs into a story dealing with dark, difficult themes.

Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Do we want to spend 95 minutes of our summer holiday watching a film about a young, squabbling, dysfunctional British family on a sham trip? Yes, we do.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

There are a few amusing moments and flashes of charm but this Holiday is an uneven trip, with underwritten adult characters and a strange third act involving a poke at misguided social services.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Clichéd British dramedy deals with divorce, loss.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A damp-eyed comedy whose banal title isn't the only thing needing improvement.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

What We Did On Our Holiday sets up a sturdy comic scenario and then proceeds to head in another direction altogether-one that's nearly impossible to anticipate, making the film much more of a goofy delight than would have seemed likely at the outset.

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Jon Espino
The Young Folks

What We Did on Our Holiday emphasizes the celebration of life through masterful British comedy...

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Underfoot is a cast of young kids given too many cutesy moments and one-liners. In the middle of it all are actors like Rosamund Pike and David Tennant.

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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice

Jones and Connolly have terrific chemistry, particularly as Lottie works through the fact that adults encourage dishonesty and lying when it suits their own needs, and that secrets are more pervasive than openness.

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Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com

It's not what you'd call "major" cinema, but it's a breezy entertainment, particularly if you're a fan of one or more of the cast members.

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