Last Holiday 2006

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Last Holiday ★★½ 2006 (PG-13)

Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) is a shy New Orleans salesclerk with a passion for gourmet cooking and a habit of setting her dreams aside. This changes when Georgia is (mis)diagnosed with a fatal disease that gives her only weeks to live. She decides to make the most of her time by giving herself a makeover and a holiday at the ritzy Czech Grandhotel Pupp so she can enjoy the gastronomical delights of her favorite chef, Didier (the charming Depardieu). The Queen is as appealing as ever, even in this warmed-over comedy, which is a remake of the 1950 Alec Guinness comedy. 112m/C DVD . US Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, Alicia Witt, Gerard Depardieu, Jane Adams, Susan Kellerman, Jascha Washington, Matt Ross, Ranjit (Chaudry) Chowdhry, Mike Estime, Michael Nouri, Julia Lashae, Richmond Werner, Emeril Lagasse, Shirl Cieutat; D: Wayne Wang; W: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman; C: Geoffrey Simpson; M: George Fenton.