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Last Holiday

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Formulaic but sometimes winning comedy.

Movie PG-13 2006 112 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Latifah's charm reminds us that she is still the Queen!!

Latifah's charm oozes throughout this film reminding us that she is indeed the Queen! A fun, whimsical ride with a solid supporting cast reminding us that films are fun and that predictability has its merits. Special standouts are Kellerman and Esposito. Latifah radiates in most scenes and even when she is supposed to be frumpy we are charmed by her strength of faith and her belief in her dreams. A lovely romp.
age 13+
A funny movie with positive values. The acting is good and the characters have chemistry. The film is underrated. It should be added to more holiday movie lists.

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Wayne Wang's remake of the 1950 Alec Guinness film is a mostly generic romantic comedy, buoyed by the amazing Queen Latifah. The film offers a rudimentary class critique in working-class Georgia's boisterous reeducation of the hoity-toity types. She does this by thoughtful listening and also by doing, enthusiastically taking up snowboarding, gambling, base jumping, and cooking with Chef Didier.

But this comfort-foodish film can't get out from under its burden of clichés. As she gains increased clout (maybe her new Hollywood star counts for something), perhaps the Queen can angle for work that's challenging and rewarding for all her subjects.

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