The Last Holiday Movie Review Summary

Actors: Queen Latifa, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton

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Department store sales clerk Georgia Bird is a shy woman who consumes most of her time making delicious gourmet recipes and spends her time watching variety of cooking shows. Since most of Bird days is spent on dreaming being a chef and not taking any action in doing what it takes to become one, she also has her mind on a crush names Sean, a co-worker she is too shy to ask out.
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Life makes a complete turnaround for Bird as she is involve in a horrible accident after receiving a devastating bump to the head at work. Bird makes a visit to the doctor and recieves unfortunate news that she is diagnose with brain cancer and has onlt three to four weeks to live. The once shy wallflower throws caution to the wind and decide to live life to the fullest as she quits her sales job, withdraw every cent of her money out her bank account and plans a overseas trip to Europe to a lavish hotel and spa, going on a mega shopping spree to the finest clothing stores, and participate in ski trips all the while gaining new confidence in herself. Love is also in the air as Sean realizes the feelings Georgia has for him and does anything he can to make it half way across the world to profess his love for Georgia.

Meanwhile during her stay in Europe, Bird goes to a five star restaurant where she attracts the attention of Chef Didier, who is impressed by Bird's cooking skills when she went inside the restaurant kitchen whipped a little dish of her own. While Didier is serving Bird, store tycoon owner Matthew Kragen (owned one of the many stores Georgia used to work at) is appalled at the lack of attention he and his associates Senator Dillings and Congressman Stewart has not receive since their arrival at the restaurant. Kragen takes matters in his own hands as he develops a devious plan to get rid of her joy, believing she is putting up a front by being so carefree and happy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia M.

Meet Georgia May Byrd.... she's a basic Black American woman working a 9-5 job for Kreagen Deptarment Stores. Muddling through life and secretly dreaming of her "possibilites". Cooking extravgent dinners for the neighbor boy (aged 14 or so)Demetrius, and working diligently to please others. All the time in LOVE with her co-worker Sean played by LL Cool J and not having the guts to get with him. Then one day fate collides... Sean comes over to her section (the kitchen / housewares dept.) as the smell of her duck confit on brushette reminds him of home (supposedly- truly he's been just as in love with her as she with him) and while talking she hits her head and is knocked unconcious. Sean carries her to the in-department store clinic where Dr. Gupta gives her a CAT scan. This scan shows she has Lampington's diesase and she'll live for maybe another 3 to 4 weeks. She thus cashes in.. sells her bonds etc. so that she can go to Hotel Pupp in Prague to see one of her favorite chefs; Chef Didier (played by Gérard Depardieu). Since she is 'seemingly' footloose and fancy free and arrives at the hotel via helicopter people begin to think she is something of a rich monied in-crowd person. She doesn't dispute it but lives as though her time is short- oh wait it is.. She skiis for the first time- has spa treatments fit for a queen (no pun intended), goes base jumping, orders 6-8 course meal of the famous Didier's menu without subsetutions. Meanwhile stay at the same fancy resort is the Senator from LA which is where she is from, and a congress man, and low and behold Mr. Kreagen himself. The young, hip, cool Mr. Kreagen. taking names and crapping on all those around him. The same man that ran the Department store she worked at for many years and that Sean her love still does work at. This man to put it mildly is egotistical, expecting the world including his assistant to revolve around him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Erika

Script Analysis of The Last Holiday

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   workplace romance

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar    -   salesman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New Orleans Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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