LAST HOLIDAY (Blu-ray Edition)|
Paramount Pictures | 2006 | 112 mins | Rated PG-13 | Dec 30, 2008
Written by Brian Wylie
January 2, 2009
What if you were told that you only had a short time to live? What would you do? What would you wish you had done differently? What would you look back upon and really treasure? Well that is what Georgia Byrd was told after she hit her head on a cabinet door. She looked at this terminal illness as a blessing in disguise and changed her whole outlook on life.
You open up the movie, The Last Holiday, to see what Georgia Byrd loves to do then what she really does instead, cook gourmet meals but eat healthy, and that she works in a department store in Louisiana with little interaction in the cooking section. You find out that there is a hunk that really likes Georgia, his name is Sean Matthews. Right away you notice there is some crazy tension between the two and you could tell that each one of them is waiting for the other to ask them out. When they finally start to really talk, Georgia hits her head on a cabinet door that was open. She goes to the doctor and is diagnosed with a terminal disease.
Being the shy woman that she is, you would think she would just continue life the way she has gone about it so far until she dies. That is not the case at all. She rethinks her life and decides to quit her job, drop everything and everyone in her life, and take every ounce of money she has to take a trip to Europe and not think about how much money anything she does cost.
Here is where she really starts to enjoy her life. She decides to lodge in the Pupp Grand Hotel. Here she meets Senator Dillings of Louisiana, and some of his other associates. She has a great idea of trying to help her people (of Louisiana) by talking with the Senator and taking advantage of her assumed new rich identity. Senator Dillings shows a liking to Georgia and invites her to all sorts of events with him. Most of all of these events she has never done; skiing, base diving, gambling, and eating at gourmet events. It is at this time; nearing the end of her life that she realizes how she should have really lived her life. So sit back and relax as you watch a shy woman become the bell of the ball and see how you are suppose to live life.