Hollywood likes to remake things when they run out of ideas (which is happening a lot lately). Some of them…
She always thought she was somebody special... and she was.
After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Light movie with some great shots on the surroundings of Karlovy Vary and full of delicious stigmas on europeans.
The funniest thing about this comedy is that the director's name is Wayne Wang.
This isn't a bad movie, but there's nothing that stands out either. It's just going through the motions, without any characters that are interesting or funny.
Queen Latifah was absolutely adorable in this slightly above average dramatic comedy that was sometimes really sweet and funny, but it suffered from a pretty dumb ending. However, Latifah alone makes it something pleasant and worth a watch as long as you don't have anything better to do.
This is a feel-good movie, and that’s exactly what it does—makes you feel good about living the life you dream of. The plot is linear and the characters are stereotypical, but the situation is so compelling and Queen Latifah is so likeable as Georgia Byrd, you just have to enjoy it. Given three weeks to live, she flies to Europe to spend all her money and live the life she only thought of in her “possibilities book.” Gerard Depardieu as hotel chef Didier is right in his element. Timothy Hutton plays the self-absorbed entrepreneur just right. Takes a much deserved swipe at HMOs and politicians. Cameo by Emeril Lagasse, too. Very enjoyable.
NOTE: Remake of the original 1950 version with Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell and Kay Walsh.
I was stuck watching Oxygen while waiting for my car to be fixed and this movie happened to come on. I didn't make it to the end but I'd imagine that it ends with some sort of misdiagnosis/miracle cure that stops poor Queen Latifah from dying and she gets to continue to live out the life she always deserved while making whoopie with LL Cool J.
I wasn't expecting a masterpiece, just one popcorn flick to kill one lazy sunday afternoon. And that's exactly what I got. I won't try to make sense of the plot or discuss about the performances, it was just a movie.
I simply love this movie starring Queen Latifah. So many great moments.
Silly and cute. Queen Latifah is really sincere and gives life to this fun little movie. I read that this remake was originally supposed to star John Candy but it was shelved after his death. Changing up the main character's gender was an interesting approach, and I think it really works. She did a good job. And I'm sorry, but in what universe is LL Cool J single??
I remember I liked it!
I have a soft spot for this movie. I watched it when Jeanna was dying. And the ladies love Cool James indeed.
Saw this on a flight from Sydney to Christchurch in 2006, when I saw it was the film showing I have to say that I was apprehensive as I felt it looked terrible. I watched it all the same and found it to be relatively enjoyable. Sure it's cliched and the acting is never going to win any awards however, I felt it was far better than expected.
- The Thing
- The Departed
- Planet of the Apes
- Ocean's Eleven
- Faat Kiné
- Zero Dark Thirty
- Rust and Bone
A list of films which feature strong/complex/interesting female characters.
- Where The Day Takes You
- Made in America
- Six Degrees of Separation
- Bad Boys
- Independence Day