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Last Holiday
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Alicia Witt, Giancarlo Esposito, Jane Adams & Gerard Depardieu

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the 15-minute Last Holiday: Packing Light featurette, an eight-minute behind-the-scenes featurette that highlights the look of the film, a seven-minute 23 Years In The Making featurette, two deleted scenes, recipes for Poulet Tchoupitouas (pronounced pool-ay chop-a-tool-iss) and Bananas Foster, the theatrical trailer, and previews/up-front ads (including the one that reminds everyone that pirating movies is bad).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 334594
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For some sexual references
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/02/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wayne Wang
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
How would your life change if you found out that you had only a few weeks to live? Well, when Georgia Byrd (Latifah) finds out that her time on Earth is limited, she leaves New Orleans and heads off for a Last Holiday to Europe. Sky diving, base jumping, and flirting with disaster, men, and money become her new passion. And, back home, when Sean Matthews (Cool J) learns of her condition, he sets off to find her before he loses her forever. Based on the screenplay by J.B. Priestley. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture exhibits sharp and detailed images, with nicely rendered textures. Colors are well balanced, with subtle differences in the color palette to separate New Orleans from Europe. At times hues appear a bit

While the front three screen channel spread is generally enjoyable, the majority of the Dolby