Producer: Norman Merry, Suzanne Reid, Ed Rubin, David M. Thompson and Dan Winch
Director: Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin
Star Cast: David Tennant, Rosemund Pike, Billy Connolly, Celia Imrie, Ben Millker, Emilia Jones, Amelia Bullmore, Annette Crosbie, Lewis Davie, Ben Presley, Jake D’Arcy, Bobby Smalldridge, Alexia Barlier and Ryan Hunter
The director duo of Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin are more famous for having directed sitcoms and comedies like Outnumbered, Drop The Dead Monkey and Ballot Monkeys and now their latest offering is What We Did On Our Holiday, a rollercoaster ride albeit a hilarious take on petty squabbles of an extended family.
Plot: Doug and Abi are taking their 3 children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue, hilarious and emotional in equal measure, the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.
Aces: Kudos to the director duo Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin for coming up with such a heart warming movie and a special well deserving mention must also be made of the excellent job done by the entire cast including the bit role players too.
Minuses: The sub plots of the movie creates confusions galore.
Last Word: A lovely fable like feel good movie. Don’t miss it.