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Last Holiday | 2005 | PG-13 | - 3.2.4

Queen Latifah stars as a woman who has lived her life so cautiously that she has never taken a chance or done anything out of the ordinary. But then she is diagnosed with a fatal disease and told that she has three weeks to live. She withdraws her savings and goes on a whirlwind holiday, trying things that she never would have otherwise -- including taking a chance on love. Also with Alicia Witt, LL Cool J , Giancarlo Esposito and Gerard Depardieu. Directed by Wayne Wang. [1:52]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man and a woman kiss passionately in an elevator but stop when another woman joins them. A man confesses his love to a woman, and they kiss and hug. Men and women kiss at a New Year's Eve party.
 A woman who has been knocked unconscious imagines that a man sends her a kiss, begins to unbutton his shirt, leans toward her to kiss her and they both move their tongues suggestively.
 A woman has massages in a few scenes and we see her wrapped in sheets (her bare back and shoulders are visible. A woman sits in a bathtub covered with bubbles, a man is in the room with her and she invites him to join her but he declines.
 A woman hugs another woman and one of them says, "I hope you're not trying to make a pass at me." Two women admire a man as he walks by and one makes remarks about a part of his anatomy. A woman tells another woman that she knows about her affair with a married man. A woman says that she, "never slept around," unlike her sister. A woman makes reference to another man and woman "power flirting." Several women wear low-cut tops and dresses in several scenes, revealing cleavage, bare shoulders and bare backs.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A woman snowboards down a hill, falls down, gets up again, speeds down the slope, runs into someone, clings onto a man on skis, and they slide down the slope together; he then falls and lands on his face, she jumps over a ridge and crashes onto a table, and he jumps over a ridge and lands on the ground.
 A man hits another man on the head. A woman hits her head, collapses and a man carries her to a clinic. A woman in a spa lightly hits another woman with a leaf-covered branch, the woman is shocked, grabs the leaves and hits her back repeatedly.
 A man yells at a man and picks him up into the air. A man sits on the ledge of a tall building, he seems to be threatening to jump, and a woman joins him on the ledge, and then another man (no one ends up falling).
 A woman has a hot stone treatment and we hear a sizzle when the stone touches her skin. A woman base jumps from the high wall of a dam.
 A woman says to a man, "I'll shove that down your throat." A woman is told that she has three weeks to live.
 A woman breaks a man's cell phone by hammering on it with her shoe. We see the results of an avalanche and a road is made.
 A woman tells another woman that she will give her a gift of a "colon irrigation treatment."


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LANGUAGE 4 - A boy says "muthaf" and stops before fully enunciating the word, 5 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 13 mild obscenities, 7 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol at a party, a woman drinks alcohol, a woman drinks champagne, a woman drinks several glasses of wine, and a woman uses wine in a recipe. A doctor smokes a cigarette.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Terminal illness, possibilities, love, taking chances, jealousy, luck, realities, courage, missed opportunities, infidelity, government regulations on business mergers, hypocrisy of politics, corporate culture, rejection, regrets, greed, secrets, memory triggers, HMOs, competitiveness, fraud, wasting life, fear, hero worship, enthusiasm for life, base jumping, grief, dreams, disappointment.

MESSAGE - Live every day as if it's your last.

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