Movie recommendation! What We Did on Our Holiday

Great Movies! What We Did on Our Holiday

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This movie recommendation is fun movie that all the family will enjoy.

From the creators of the hit BBC comedy series Outnumbered What We Did on Our Holiday is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy, drama that explores the meaning of life and suggests how best to live and love.

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party.

With Gordie old and dying the couple decide not to tell him that they have split up and swear the children to secrecy. But it soon becomes clear that when it comes to keeping a secret their children are their biggest liability.

Despite dealing with the heavy topics like death or divorce this movie injects humour into every situation.

The movie portrays the best and worst of family holidays. On the long drive to get to Scotland the parents bickering in the front while the three kids fuss in the back. But when they get there there are new people to meet, new situations to experience and new places to explore. It’s a chance for the family to bond across the generations with lots of laughs.

There’s the inevitable friction caused by family being thrown together on holiday and an unexpected turn of events that sees the police getting involved.

With some lovely Scottish scenery, a great cast and a fun script What We Did on Our Holiday is a great movie to watch with your extended family.

Here’s the trailer to give you a taste of the movie – and hopefully a wee laugh too.

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Author: Annabel Candy

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Kathy Marris April 3, 2015 at 10:59 am

I always like a movie recommendation, so I will have to get along to see this one. Recently I saw ‘The Imitation Game’ which I thoroughly enjoyed with splendid acting and storyline based on actual fact.

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Annabel Candy April 3, 2015 at 11:04 am

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for the recommendation! It’s always handy to have a few movie recommendations to fall back on for rainy days :)

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[email protected] Urban Mum April 8, 2015 at 10:58 am

This looks fabulous, heading off to Cinderella now with little nieces – might try your suggestion next week with Mum. Happy holidays…x

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Seana April 9, 2015 at 6:22 am

Just like to add my ringing endorsement. I loved this film.

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Holiday January 16, 2018 at 4:02 am

Brilliant acting by all 3 children. Many clever lines that had the audience laugh out loud. Super Scottish scenery and great advert for Wester Ross as a wonderful escape location, Slightly contrived happy ever after resolution but good light hearted family viewing. Great ostriches. And a view of kids grasp of the adult world. Enjoy the violin playing and jig at the end but bring air plugs for Thr practice sessions. Traditional portrayal of Scottish rural police! Imrie is in her element as a small character role; heart warming.

Good look at family dynamics and relationships. Connolly plays a wonderful loving Grandfather who shows wise approach to difficult members of his family as he comes face to face with his own death

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