A feel-good British comedy for the whole family
In the beloved tradition of witty British comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually comes What We Did on Our Holiday, a new film that is sure to be this summer’s feel-good comedy hit. Opening on July 10th in Toronto and Vancouver, and then rolling out nationwide, the film boasts an all-star British cast including Academy Award Nominee ROSAMUND PIKE (Gone Girl, The World’s End, Jack Reacher) , DAVID TENNANT (“Doctor Who”, Harry Potter, How To Train Your Dragon) and the lovable comedian BILLY CONNOLLY (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Quartet, Brave). Already a breakout box office smash hit in the UK and Australia, this charming tale of one family’s hilarious holiday gone completely awry is the perfect fit for sunny summer days.
Right from the beginning, you’ll find yourself laughing at the situation that Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) find themselves in. They’re heading off on summer holiday with their three young children, heading up to the beautiful Scottish Highlands to celebrate Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) 75th birthday party. The only problem is, Doug and Abi have just decided to separate – but they don’t want to tell Gordie and spoil the special event. So they ask their children to keep it a secret. Of course, that’s a terrible idea, and it’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping this secret under wraps, their children are their biggest liability. Secrets quickly spill out and repercussions ensue – hilarious and emotional in equal measure – and finally the family is forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing everything they hold most dear.
Every family has their problems and quarrels, and this laugh out loud film captures all the comedy and emotion behind those daily dramas – from the tiniest spat to the biggest fight. Critics and audiences alike have fallen in love with the film’s whip smart blend of humor and emotional insight, calling it “an absolute joy of a movie” (Film Ink Australia) and “an enormously entertaining heart-warmer” (Daily Mail’s Baz Bamingboye). The film is also a perfect fit for fans of British comedy and TV shows, as it is filled with standout performances from of some of the UK’s top talent. Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike shines as Abi, and fans of Doctor Who will love this chance to see David Tennant in a whole different light. And of course, the inimitable Billy Connolly steals the show with his performance as Gordie, a rapscallion of a 75 year old who treats the young children as every bit of his equal. Daily Star Sunday raved that this film is truly “hilarious… British Comedy at its best!” –
So this summer, make the most of your holiday and head to your local cinema to catch Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly in the hilarious What We Did On Our Holiday.