• Publication date: September 28, 2011

Her Life Is About to End, But the Fun is only just beginning Last Holiday: The trip of a lifetime could be her last

Emmy and Academy Award nominated star of blockbusters �Chicago� (2002), �Ice Age: The Meltdown� (2006), and �Bringing Down the House� (2003) Queen Latifah portrays Georgia Byrd, an average girl with inner-beauty and only three weeks to live. Starring alongside Latifah is rap colleague LL Cool J who depicts Sean Williams, Georgia�s shy and handsome coworker who she secretly adores. �Last Holiday� (2006) is a remake of the identically titled British classic featuring Alec Guinness. .

Emmy and Academy Award nominated star of blockbusters �Chicago� (2002), �Ice Age: The Meltdown� (2006), and �Bringing Down the House� (2003) Queen Latifah portrays Georgia Byrd, an average girl with inner-beauty and only three weeks to live. Starring alongside Latifah is rap colleague LL Cool J who depicts Sean Williams, Georgia�s shy and handsome coworker who she secretly adores. �Last Holiday� (2006) is a remake of the identically titled British classic featuring Alec Guinness. .

Georgia Byrd works at a high scale New Orleans department store selling kitchenware and preparing food samples for its customers. She is an aspiring cook who is addicted to the Food Network and loves watching superstar chef, Emeril Lagasse prepare dishes. When at home, she practices her culinary skills, recreating the delicious dishes featured on Food Network programs. Strangely, however, she never eats them. Extremely self-conscious regarding her weight, Georgia opts instead to eat a low fat, frozen dinner from Weight Watchers. She is frugal, sensible, sweet, single and to her dismay, dreadfully lonely.

At work she drools over her coworker Sean. While both Sean and Georgia feel the attraction they are both too shy to articulate it. When it seems that the two are about to spark a relationship, Georgia bangs her head against an open kitchen cabinet, requiring medical evaluation. After receiving a CAT scan, Dr. Gupta (Ranjit Chowdhry) reveals that Georgia suffers from a rare neurological disorder, and that the blow to the head accelerated it. Subsequently, she has just three to four weeks to live; surgery could possibly save her life, but there are no guarantees � and more importantly, her insurance refuses to cover it.

But it�s only when she�s about to die does Georgia really start to live and she quickly withdraws her life�s savings and heads to Grandhotel Pupp, a luxurious resort located in the Czech Republic. Pupp is home to one of her culinary idols, world-renowned Chef Didier (G�rard Depardieu). The Louisiana born newcomer soon becomes a popular fixture at the resort, lending her simple but direct advice to its patrons � including a self-help guru and the senator of her home state, who happens to be visiting with his mistress.

Though terminally ill, Georgia lives life to its fullest. At the resort�s casino she collects a healthy sum during a game of roulette. She also catches the attention of Chef Didier, who is impressed by Georgia�s cooking skills and even allows her to prepare a few dishes in his kitchen � an honoring gesture.

Despite her newfound fame, the lonely store clerk still yearns for those close to her � especially Sean. Just as Georgia attempts to return home an avalanche leaves her trapped inside Pupp; unbeknownst to her, she has a visitor immediately on the other side

Last Holiday was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards. Its soundtrack features a number of soul classics by the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Staples Singers, Isaac Hayes, and many more. It is rated PG-13 for some sexual references with a runtime.

Year: 2006

Duration: 112 minutes

Genre: Adventure/Drama/Romance

Starring:

Queen Latifah

LL Cool J

Timothy Hutton

Alicia Witt

G�rard Depardieu

Directed by: Wayne Wang