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In this romantic comedy, Queen Latifah plays a woman who learns to fall in love with life when she discovers that she has only a few weeks to live. The film is set in New Orleans and portrays the life of Georgia (Queen Latifah), who is disappointed by her routine and especially in relation to her peaceful job in the kitchenware department of a very sophisticated store.
The trailer for the film shows that this is a light plot, despite shading the theme of death. As it is a romantic comedy, some clichés are expected, but there are some good surprises along the way too. All of this gives the film an unexpected charm, which before seemed even a little too predictable.
The film praises French cuisine and other cultural aspects, perhaps because it takes place in New Orleans, specifically in the neighborhood Cajun, which is full of French influence. In a somewhat kinesthetic scene, Georgia spends a lot of time preparing an appetizing home Roast Chicken, whose recipe she learned on the TV show of Emeril Lagasse, a renowned celebrity chef. But instead of eating it, she wraps the chicken and takes it to her neighbor. Back home, prepare a ready-made dinner in the microwave. Voila, this is your life.
Georgia decides to spend all her savings on a trip to Europe, and that is where the film takes on more body. She begins to develop a natural strength to make herself happy and to bring happiness to others with her life example.
New characters are introduced, such as the friendly chef of the Swiss hotel lived by Gérard Depardieu, and the story becomes more dramatic to lighten the romantic comedy a little and complete the moral message proposed from the beginning. As a good Frenchman, the chef brings to the plot the good taste of authentic French cuisine and develops a great friendship with Georgia, even giving him the great recipe for happiness as they walk through the fair: butter.
In the end, the film conquers for being friendly and simple. The moral story is a little simple, but the surprises along the way make the route positive. Latifah does his part well, along with the writers who try to escape the most predictable cliché whenever possible.
For those who subscribe to Net, the film is available on Net Now or other streamings such as Youtube and Netflix.
The Vacation of My Life
Direction / screenplay: Wayne Wang / Martin Starger
Duration: 1h51
Actors: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Gérard Depardieu, Alicia Witt, Giancarlos Esposito
This post was sent by Andreza Souza, reader of ICKFD. She is a future 24-year-old publicist who studies Social Communication at Anhembi Morumbi University. He has studied 2 years of Journalism at the same institution, but today his passion for writing has become a hobby he practices in his spare time. Loves gastronomy, because after all it is food, but it has even more charm for the confectionery, for the fatness! Anything with chocolate already pleases her. If you want to contact her, just send an email to: [email protected]

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