WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY is a hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempt to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family. Doug and Abi and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s birthday party where it’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping their secret under wraps their children are their biggest liability. From 9 year old Lottie’s notebook to keep track of the lies so she remembers which ones to tell to 4 year old Jess’s perverse... attachment to a brick named Norman signalling her maladjustment a mile off the parents are kept on tenterhooks and a week has never seemed such a long time. But it’s middle child Mickey and his granddad’s shared passion for Vikings which gives rise to the most far-reaching and unexpected consequences when a day at the beach turns to tragedy and the children take matters into their own hands. [show more]
The best comedy I have seen this year. Quite often you see a film in the comedy genre and realise after 15 minutes you haven't even raised a smile. This film is thankfully not in that mould. If is a genuinely funny family film throughout. Billy Connolly plays the granddad we all wish we had, and uses his mischievous twinkle throughout, to lead an excellent cast of young people, as well as a fabulous David Tennant through the story of their summer holiday in the remote Scottish highlands. The holiday is planned to celebrate Grandads birthday. Mummy and daddy are busy fighting, while grandad and grandma focuses attention on the three grand-kids who fail miserably to keep the secrets have told them too, including their separation. The story includes warmth, humour, pathos and a bit of raft building, as well as well needed feel good factor. If you missed it on TV (and even if you didn't) - buy it for Christmas family viewing as it will provoke some interesting conversations.
A feel good film for all the family to enjoy from beginning to end - outstanding!
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David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly star in this family comedy written and directed by Andy Hamilton. As Doug (Tennant), his wife Abi (Pike) and their three children prepare to travel up to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie (Connolly)'s 75th birthday, they give their children a list of things that are to be kept secret, including the fact that daddy lives in a different house to mummy. While their offspring set about telling Grandpa the ins and outs of their lives down in London, including intimate details of arguments their parents have had, Doug and Abi try to put aside their differences and have an enjoyable weekend.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly star in this family comedy written and directed by Andy Hamilton. As Doug (Tennant), his wife Abi (Pike) and their three children prepare to travel up to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie (Connolly)'s birthday, they fail to give their children a list of things that are to be kept secret. While their offspring set about telling Grandpa and Grandma (Annette Crosbie) the ins and outs of their lives down in London, including intimate details of arguments their parents have had, Doug and Abi try to put aside their differences and have an enjoyable weekend.