Friday, March 13, 2009

Last Holiday (2006)

This is not a great movie, but I really like it. Part of it was filmed in the Czech Republic, and there are a few conversations in French (with subtitles, but I could follow them) and one in Czech, in which I recognized one whole word! I know that's ridiculous, but I was pleased. I also love the message of the movie and that the main character is played by Queen Latifah and not by one of the more common emaciated ladies of Hollywood.

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  1. Great movie! So much better than we thought it would be. Definitely one of Queen Latifah's best movies. (Worst is probably "Mad Money" - so bad we shut it off partway). Interesting that the original Last Holiday was done by Alec Guiness, and John Candy was slotted at one point for a remake, before they ended up changing George Bird to Georgia Byrd!

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  2. I loved Queen Latifah in Stranger Than Fiction, because it was such a different role for her. I didn't realize it was a remake. That's interesting.

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