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Old 01-14-06, 06:32 PM
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Last Holiday - quick review

Queen Latifah plays Georgia Byrd, a department store employee who finds out that she has about 3 weeks to live, so she decides to live it up (cashing in her bank account and bonds) with her last holiday.

Director Wayne Wang could have made this a sappy film, but thankfully it strikes a good balance between comedy and drama, and it results in a reaffirming look at life and getting what you want out of it.

I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.
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Spoil the ending for me, with spoiler tags of course.
Does she die? Or do they pull a Pretty Woman and make an ending that the audience will like?
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Ebert and Roeper totally fell over themselves commenting on their love for the film.

I'll wait for the DVD, but I am eager to see it.
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Yeah, the part on the commercials where they have LL Cool J's character falling for Queen Latifah had me rolling.
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How can you not like a movie that has Queen Latifah and Gerard Depardieu in it?
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I think the bigger question here is does anybody remember when Wayne Wang wasn't a sell-out and actually made good films?
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Originally Posted by david12
Spoil the ending for me, with spoiler tags of course.
Does she die?
Spoiler:
No she doesn't. She lives happily ever after with LL Cool J.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
I think the bigger question here is does anybody remember when Wayne Wang wasn't a sell-out and actually made good films?

Yes.
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Re: Last Holiday - quick review

Just started the film and need to finish it later. So far it's kind of cute. But question, what department store has a doctor on site let alone an advance medical facility like that? Queen Latifah bumps her head and LL Cool J carries her to see a doctor within the store. Where she gets x-rayed and then an MRI (!??) I literally laughed out loud at that.
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Re: Last Holiday - quick review

That’s why JC Pennys filed for bankruptcy. Spending cash in the wrong areas of the stores.

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