She Always Thought She Was Somebody... And She Was
All of us have thought of and talked about the following question at one time or another: "If you were told you had one month left to live, what would you do?" While few of us will get this luxury of knowing the time of our passing, the film Last Holiday shows one answer to this question.
Queen Latifah stars as a single woman with a lower class existence. She has a dead end job at the local department store, eats Lean Cuisine, shops only with coupons, and scrimps every step of the way. Then she is told she has a terminal condition, and only four weeks to live.
She then jets off to Europe, going first class all the way with her emptied retirement account. Queen Latifah stays at one of Europe's finest hotels. She interacts with people she has only heard of, suddenly their equal. There is plenty of humor like when Latifah goes snow boarding, and serious moments as well.
Last Holiday's theme is to live each day to the fullest, as it may be the last. This movie will appeal to a wide range of audiences.
Overall Grade: A-