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Last Holiday

comedy, drama


After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    54%
  • Audience Score
    67%
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common sense

ON for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Formulaic but sometimes winning comedy.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film includes comedic references to a terminal illness and some nonexplicit but perhaps mildly worrisome scenes of medical examination (loud machines, doctor's bad news, lack of health insurance). Characters allude to sexual desire and appearances (references to "going down," "ass," "booty," and breasts; soundtrack songs include "Let's Get It On"); women wear swimsuits, towels, and cleavage-revealing clothing; some brief kissing. A couple of characters smoke (cigar and cigarette) and multiple characters drink, one to the point of despairing intoxication, whereupon he sits on a building ledge while others worry he will jump. Characters are deceitful and selfish. Sports activities (snowboarding, base jumping) involve some antic violence. Some profanity.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Georgia's decision to pursue her dreams -- only after she believes she is about to die. How does she "teach" others who are focused on material success, greed, and reputations to reconsider priorities?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    54%
    reviews counted: 27
    see all Last Holiday reviews
  • Audience

    67%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A mild, fangless, forgettable thing that entertains some and offends little, barring one obnoxious subcontinental stereotype and a cloying urge to make everybody chipper at the end.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, January 13, 2006

Rotten: If you had three weeks left to live, I wouldn't recommend you spend your precious time watching this.

- Camerin Courtney, Christianity Today, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The frothy Last Holiday serves its purpose: amusing escapism.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Thursday, January 12, 2006

Audience Reviews

5 stars

This movie was flippin intense!!!! It had a really good message. Forgive those who have done wrong. What makes this story even more sad is that its a true story. And also what makes it kind of ironic was that the guy who played the christian missionary is accually gay in real life..But i liked this movie because it leaves watchers with the intent that no matter what you have done..there is always somone who will forgive you

- KacyCaroline, Monday, December 31, 2007

5 stars

This movie was flippin intense!!!! It had a really good message. Forgive those who have done wrong. What makes this story even more sad is that its a true story. And also what makes it kind of ironic was that the guy who played the christian missionary is accually gay in real life..But i liked this movie because it leaves watchers with the intent that no matter what you have done..there is always somone who will forgive you

- KacyCaroline, Monday, December 31, 2007

2 stars

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- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 21, 2010