I had to put 2006 because there are different movie titles with that name. This was a loose adaption of the 1950 UK film with the same name and originally was going to star John Candy, but he sadly passed away. A newer version would be made but staring Queen Latifah as the main character. Spoilers will be ahead as always.
Georgia Byrd (Latifah) is a very shy woman selling cooking supplies when she wants to be the one cooking. She lists her dreams in a notebook, which includes traveling, becoming a professional cook and marrying the man of her dreams, her co-worker Sean Williams (LL Cool J). One day while flirting with Sean she hits her head and has to go to the hospital. According to Dr. Gupta (Ranjit Chowdhry) Georgia has several brain tumors from a rare disorder called Lampington’s disease. As her cheap boss will not pay for her operation, Georgia decided to live out the rest of her weeks by quitting her job, gathering all of her money and spending it on the vacation she’s always wanted: the deluxe Grandhotel Pupp in the city of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. Once she arrives Georgia soon becomes beloved by the hotel guests and staff with her free spirit and kindness. She finally gets to do everything she loves, including cook for the hotel chef. However one of the guests, greedy self help guru Matthew Kragen (Timothy Hutton) believes Georgia is trying to sabotage his business, yeah you are not going to like him in this movie. I would go further but I would be spoiling the movie further.
A film I would describe as a feel good holiday movie, “Last Holiday” was another movie to showcase just how good of an actress Queen Latifah is. While critics at the time had mixed feelings of the film, no one doubted her performance. I have always loved Queen Latifah in much of her work, and this is at the very top. LL Cool J is also a good actor and I liked him in this movie, maybe not his best work but still. The rest of the cast was good as well, I actually really disliked Timothy Hutton’s character in the movie as a very greedy man who doesn’t realizes just how unhappy he is. Now begs the question of would I recommend this movie? My honest answer would be yes and no. Yes because it is cute, but no because it is not on my must see list. I will say if you are a fan of Queen Latifah then see the movie.