What We Did on Our Holiday

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  • PG-13
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.9  (24,341)
  • 54

What We Did on Our Holiday is a British comedy-drama film released in 2014. The movie is directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly in the lead roles. The movie revolves around a family who goes on a vacation to Scotland to celebrate the 75th birthday of Gordie MacLeod (played by Billy Connolly), the father of the family. Gordie is suffering from a terminal disease, and his family decides not to tell him about his illness to make the trip more enjoyable for him. The family consists of Doug (David Tennant), his wife Abi (Rosamund Pike), and their three children.

Doug and Abi are facing marital problems, and the tension between them is apparent throughout the film. They plan to keep their impending divorce a secret from the rest of the family, especially the children. The children are well aware of the situation and take it upon themselves to keep up the facade of a happy family during the trip.

The film takes a humorous approach to its subject matter, with plenty of witty one-liners and situational comedy. Billy Connolly's performance as Gordie MacLeod is a highlight of the movie. His character is full of life and mischief, and he has a roguish charm that instantly endears him to the audience. The rest of the cast is equally impressive, with David Tennant and Rosamund Pike delivering excellent performances as the bickering couple. The child actors are also outstanding, and their performances add a lot of warmth and humor to the movie.

As the family arrives in Scotland, they realize that Gordie is not doing well. He is becoming increasingly forgetful and childish, creating a lot of chaos and confusion for the family. The children, however, see this as an opportunity to help their grandfather and gain his trust. They set out on a mission to fulfill Gordie's dream of building a Viking longship, and their adventure takes them to unexpected places.

As the film progresses, the family's secrets begin to unravel. The children accidentally reveal the truth about their parents' divorce to their grandfather, causing a rift between the family members. The situation is further complicated when Doug's brother, Gavin (Ben Miller), and his wife Margaret (Amelia Bullmore) show up unexpectedly. Gavin's arrival creates even more tension between the siblings, and their disagreements bring up old resentments and secrets.

What We Did on Our Holiday is a heartwarming and poignant movie that deals with some heavy themes but does so in a lighthearted and humorous way. The film's themes of family, forgiveness, and acceptance are universal, making it relatable to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The movie's plot is captivating, and the excellent performances by the cast make it an enjoyable watch.

Overall, What We Did on Our Holiday is a charming and delightful film that will make viewers laugh, cry and appreciate the importance of family. The movie strikes a perfect balance between humor and emotion, and the end result is a heartwarming and satisfying cinematic experience.

What We Did on Our Holiday is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 54.

What We Did on Our Holiday
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