Promotional poster for Last Holiday
|Directed by||Wayne Wang|
|Produced by||Laurence Mark|
|Written by||Jeffrey Price|
Peter S. Wayne Wang ( born January 12, 1949) is a Chinese American Film director. Laurence Mark, born November 22 1949 and educated at Eaglebrook Hotchkiss School and Wesleyan University in 1971 produced Dreamgirls, starring Jamie Foxx Beyonce Knowles Jack Rapke is an American film producer best known for his involvement in Cast Away. Seaman
LL Cool J
|Music by||George Fenton|
|Editing by||Deirdre Slevin|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||January 13, 2006|
Last Holiday is a film directed by Wayne Wang and starring Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton and Alicia Witt and was filmed on-site in New Orleans, Louisiana and at Barrandov Studios, in the Czech Republic. James Todd Smith (born January 14 1968 better known as LL Cool J, is an American Rapper and actor Timothy T Hutton (born August 16, 1960) is an American Academy Award -winning Actor. Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (born April 26, 1958) is an American film and television actor George Fenton (born 19 October Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Events 532 - Nika riots in Constantinople. 888 - Odo Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Wayne Wang ( born January 12, 1949) is a Chinese American Film director. James Todd Smith (born January 14 1968 better known as LL Cool J, is an American Rapper and actor Timothy T Hutton (born August 16, 1960) is an American Academy Award -winning Actor. Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21 1975 is an American film stage and television actress New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana Barrandov Studios are a famous set of Film studios in Prague, Czech Republic. The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, It was released in North America on January 13, 2006. Events 532 - Nika riots in Constantinople. 888 - Odo Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
The 2006 film is a remake of the 1950 movie of the same name, starring Alec Guinness. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Last Holiday is a 1950 British film featuring Alec Guinness in his sixth starring role Last Holiday is a 1950 British film featuring Alec Guinness in his sixth starring role Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (2 April 1914 &ndash 5 August 2000 was an English Actor.
As of March 9, 2006, the film grossed a total of 38. Events 590 - Bahram Chobin is crowned as king Barham VI of Persia. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 4 million dollars. It was released on DVD on May 2, 2006. Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
Queen Latifah plays Georgia Byrd, an employee in the cookware department of the fictitious Kragen's Department Store in New Orleans. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana She is a timid, unassuming woman who leads a mechanical lifestyle, cooking wonderful meals for her neighbor and his grandfather, but never eating any herself. Cooking is the process of preparing Food by applying Heat, selecting measuring and combining of ingredients in an ordered procedure for producing safe and edible While flirting with a co-worker, Sean Williams (LL Cool J), she bumps her head on a cabinet door and is taken to the store's health center for a CAT scan. James Todd Smith (born January 14 1968 better known as LL Cool J, is an American Rapper and actor A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of Government, typically representing the executive branch. Health is a state of complete physical mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity Computed tomography (CT is a Medical imaging method employing Tomography.
There, company physician Dr. Gupta discovers that she has several brain tumors resulting from a rare neurological disorder - Lampingtons disease. Georgia's HMO plan will not cover the $340,000 operation to remove the tumors, and Georgia must come to terms with the fact that she has about three weeks to live. When she approaches Adamian, her self-absorbed yuppie supervisor, about the unfortunate turn of events in her life, he is dismissive and refuses to listen to her. The term yuppie (short for " young urban professional In a sudden burst of self-assertion, Georgia breaks his cell phone and delivers a verbal tirade against him, finally announcing her resignation and leaving the store.
On her way out, Sean approaches her on the sidewalk and asks her to go to a Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Hornets basketball game with him in a few weeks. The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are the professional Basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas Texas The New Orleans Hornets are a professional Basketball team based in New Orleans Louisiana, United States. Realizing that she may not even be alive at that point, Georgia morosely declines his offer, but Sean tells her to keep the ticket anyway in case she changes her mind. At her home, as she flips through the scrapbook (labeled the Book of Possibilities) chronicling the hopes and dreams she had for herself, Georgia realizes that she has been deferring her dreams all her life. She bemoans never getting to meet Emeril Lagasse and decides that she has to make the most of her last few weeks of life. Emeril John Lagasse (born October 15 1959) is an American Celebrity chef, Restaurateur, Television personality and She liquidates her savings and Individual Retirement Account, and goes on her dream vacation to the Grandhotel Pupp in the spa city of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. An Individual Retirement Account (or IRA) is a Retirement plan account that provides some Tax advantages for Retirement savings in the United The Grandhotel Pupp (pʊp is a 228-room luxury Hotel located in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad Czech Republic. See also Mineral spa A spa town, or simply spa, is a town frequented mainly for health reasons to "take the waters" Karlovy Vary ( pronounced, Karlsbad also known in English as Carlsbad) is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia,
While en route to Prague, she betrays her generally quiet nature to voice her discontent about the airline's cramped, poor service and pays to be moved to a first class seat. Prague (ˈprɑːg Praha (ˈpraɦa see also other names) is the Capital and Largest city of the Czech Republic. On arriving in the Czech Republic, she continues throwing caution to the wind and hires a helicopter to fly into Karlovy Vary more quickly. History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. Karlovy Vary ( pronounced, Karlsbad also known in English as Carlsbad) is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic The hotel's bellboy, Felipe, remarks that the last person to fly in by helicopter was Sir Elton John. Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer
Georgia makes extensive use of the hotel's spa, attempts snowboarding and base jumping off of a dam, enjoys succulent meals prepared by the world-renowned Chef Didier (Gérard Depardieu), occupies the presidential suite, and otherwise enjoys herself. A destination spa is a short term residential/lodging facility with the primary purpose of guiding individual spa-goers to develop healthy habits Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a Snow -covered slope on a Snowboard attached to a participant's feet using a special boot set into a mounted binding BASE jumping is involving the use of a Parachute or the sequenced use of a Wingsuit and parachute to jump from fixed objects--with the parachute unopened at the jump A dam is a barrier that divides waters. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water while other structures such as Floodgates, Levees Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu CQ (born 27 December 1948) is one of France's most prominent actors She wins over the hotel's staff with her forthright manner and kindness, with the exception of the cantankerous floor valet Miss Gunther (Susan Kellerman). Valet and Varlet are terms for Male servants who serve as personal attendants to their employer She meets Matthew Kragen (Timothy Hutton), the businessman who owns the store where she worked. Timothy T Hutton (born August 16, 1960) is an American Academy Award -winning Actor. Also at the resort are his assistant-slash-mistress Ms. A mistress is a man's long term female Sexual partner and companion who is not married to him especially used when the man is married to another woman Burns, a pandering senator from Louisiana , and a prominent congressman. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Kragen is skeptical about Georgia's unknown origins, and becomes paranoid that she has come to Karlovy Vary with the intent of sabotaging an important business deal he is trying to finalize while there. Karlovy Vary ( pronounced, Karlsbad also known in English as Carlsbad) is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic
Miss Gunther rifles through Georgia's room for information after Kragen bribes her to do so. In the desk, Gunther finds a letter Georgia has written, explaining that she is near death and providing instructions that she is to be cremated. Gunther is moved by the letter, and begins to realize that Georgia's newfound confidence and optimism have touched the guests and employees of the hotel as well.
Miss Gunther's next interaction with Georgia makes Georgia suspicious, given that Miss Gunther had always acted so salty but now seems to have performed a complete about-face. Miss Gunther blurts out "Please don't die!" and admits to Georgia that she had gone through her room and read the letter Georgia had written. Georgia is momentarily surprised, but is relieved that she now has someone to talk to about her prognosis. Miss Gunther apologizes for her intrusion and asks Georgia what she is doing here with "all these terrible people". She advises Georgia to return to New Orleans to spend her last days with people she loves. Georgia takes Gunther's advice and makes her way for the airport.
Back in New Orleans, Sean ponders what has happened to Georgia since she "up and quit her job" (as he puts it). He goes to Dr. Gupta, asking if he may have said something to upset her. Dr. Gupta says he's sorry, but patient confidentiality prevents him from discussing it. Sean does not accept this response and instead hoists the physician up in his arms (with no trouble at all) and intimidates Dr. Gupta into telling him the truth. Later, while attempting to knock on Georgia's door, Georgia's neighbor Darius recognizes Sean from the Possibilities book. Darius shows Sean the wedding images with the pasted photos of Georgia and Sean in it. While looking in the book, Sean discovers the most likely place that Georgia has gone - Karlovy Vary. Karlovy Vary ( pronounced, Karlsbad also known in English as Carlsbad) is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic It dawns on Sean what he has to do now. He decides to fly to the Czech Republic to find her. As Georgia is leaving the hotel and Sean is on his way to it, an avalanche on a mountain road leaves both of them unable to continue their journeys. This article refers to the natural event For other uses see Avalanche (disambiguation An avalanche is an abrupt and rapid flow of snow often
Georgia goes back to the hotel, but Sean starts across the snow. A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging usually on a short-term basis At a New Year's Eve party that evening, Kragen, having found out about Georgia, exposes her identity as a saleswoman in one of his stores. Georgia explains her situation and, rather than reject her - as Kragen hopes his colleagues will - they sympathize with her and are disgusted by Kragen's insensitivity. One by one they leave the table, until Kragen is left sitting by himself. Having embarrassed himself and been rejected by Ms. Burns, Kragen goes up to the top floor of the hotel and sits on the ledge contemplating suicide. Georgia comes up to the ledge to try to persuade him to come down, and offers the advice that if he were nicer to people and less driven and greedy, he would be a happier person.
At that moment, Sean arrives at the hotel and calls up to her from the sidewalk below, immediately running inside to join her on the ledge. In the lobby, Gunther comes across a fax that had come earlier that day but fell to the floor, unnoticed . It is from Dr. Gupta, who has found out that Georgia was misdiagnosed; the outdated CAT scanner the corporate clinic bought in a cost-cutting attempt was broken, generating a pattern on the film that could be misinterpreted as a tumor. Gunther rushes up to the ledge and tells Georgia that she is not dying after all.
Georgia and Sean return to New Orleans to get married. The end of the film shows Georgia at her new restaurant's kitchen, cooking with Chef Didier. A steady stream of customers file in as she and Sean greet them. One of these customers is - to Georgia's delight - Emeril Lagasse!
The large amounts of gourmet cuisine seen throughout the film was prepared by chefs from the Food Network. Michael Nouri (born December 9, 1945) is an American Television and Film Actor. William "Smokey" Robinson Jr (born February 19 1940 is an American R&B and soul Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Emeril John Lagasse (born October 15 1959) is an American Celebrity chef, Restaurateur, Television personality and Food Network is a cable network that airs specials and recurring (episodic programs about food and cooking The recipes of the meals shown in the film were available on the Food Network website including Lobster Salad in Potato Leek Nests, Duck Hash on Toasted Baguette, Spiced Lamb Shanks with Blood Orange Relish, Roasted Quail with Brioche and Chorizo Stuffing, Risotto Barolo with Roasted Vegetables, Bananas Foster, and Poulet Tchoupitoulas. Bananas Foster is a Dessert made from Bananas and Vanilla Ice cream, with the sauce made from Butter, Brown sugar,
In the scene where Georgia makes Poulet Tchoupitoulous, footage from the Emeril Live episode "Chicken Four Ways" is seen on her TV. Emeril Live is a program on Fine Living hosted by Emeril Lagasse. As part of the film's promotion, Queen Latifah appeared as a guest on Lagasse's show, where he makes a variation of Poulet Tchoupitoulas substituting shrimp for the chicken.