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Year
2006
Runtime
112 min.
Director
Wayne Wang
Genres
Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Rating *
6.4
Votes *
20,494
Checks
1,667
Favs
68
Dislikes
30
Favs/checks
4.1% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Rahael's avatar

    Rahael

    Queen Latifah is a revelation! She is so charming and has such screen quality/presence. It’s a total joy. It also has a understated storyline about working class struggles which I imagine comes from the JB Priestley script it’s based on. But Queen Latifah just brings something else to it entirely 11 months 2 weeks ago
  2. Malena's avatar

    Malena

    Queen Latifah in her best form! great comedy! 13 years ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I was told 2006's remake of Last Holiday with Queen Latifah wasn't half bad, so I felt compelled to compare it to the 1950 original. It's the American version, so everything is bigger, splashier, broader, more sentimental, and less subtle. Despite being longer, there's a simplification at work. Our Ms. Bird mostly interacts with the same few people (most of them bundled into a single party) and whatever changes she might effect on them isn't really part of the story. It's not a bad change, given that some of the subplots were a little cursory in 1950, but we've seen the evil businessman a hundred times. It also lacks the original's edge (I'm not surprised), which still shouldn't have driven the film to such a corny ending. Queen Latifah is charming enough as the common person's hero without the movie having to resort to such silliness. So it's the loss of subtlety that hurts it the most. It retained some few details from the original, but not enough of them, and lost some of the more intriguing themes as a result. 1 year 3 months ago
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