Last Holiday
Last Holiday (1950)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 13, 1950
DVD Release Date: June 16, 2009
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The picture is surprisingly moving, delicately handled and full of lovely vignettes.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Slight and mildly amusing dark comedy of rebirth and regret.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An appealing morality play in which Queen Latifah demonstrates a warm embrace of life with just the right mixture of humor and humanity.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Simple and modest in structure but delightfully rich in character.

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Chris Cabin

the film would not register above passable if not for its central figure

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's funny, touching, perceptive and one of the great undiscovered movies. Discover it.

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Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

Funny, if you don't concentrate.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Alec Guinness is one of classic cinema's truly genuine curiosities.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Alec Guinness leads a cast of familiar English characters in this short story about a dying man's last fling at life that's as cozy and predictable as… More
Henrik Schunk
The solid tragic comedy tells the Dickenesque story of a man's second spring in life as he discovers that he suffers from a fatal illness. A good… More
Aj V
This is a cool movie, it's sort of a dark comedy at times, and a drama at other times. The story is good and the actors are good. I liked this movie, and… More
danny d
im blown away that there are people that dont love this film. rules of the game may be known as the best commentary on high society, but dare i say it, i like… More