Review: What We Did On Our Holiday

What We Did On Our Holiday

A pleasant family ride

Genre: Comedy / Drama
Duration: 95min
India Release Date: 5th June 2015

Plot: Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the  kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details  about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under  wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.

Review: A Heart-Warming & Pleasant Family Ride.

A well-shot British film; produced by BBC; made me laughed & smiled;touched my  inner soul. In the entire journey film dissects family life and rebuild it  depicting  gamut of generations and their interactions. Film balances humour and pathos accomodating all actors BUT it is kids who steals the film and comes with surprises at every stage. Film keeps you engage and it never gives a feeling of predictability (except for the end). Sceneic beauty of Glassgow and Scottish Highlands are well captured.

Performances: The performances are excellent with the interplay between the actors even stronger, the chemistry between Connolly and the children is just adorable. David Tennant and Rosamund Pike essaying parents roles are fine though Billy Connoly essaying the role of Grand Dad leaves more impact in overall film. Harriet Turnbull (Youngest child – Jess) is adorable and sweet, Emilia Jones (Eldest child – Lottie) has handled the role very maturely.

Overall: Film will bring smile to your face and warm glow to your heart for hours as it challenges perceptions of what being an adult means and teaches us what bonding means in any relationship. Film delivers what it promises to its audience and ends with a message that I now strongly believe in: ‘LIVE MORE IN PRESENT AND THINK LESS’.

Overall Rating: 3.5 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 3 on 5
Screenplay: 4 on 5
Music: 3 on 5
Cinematography: 4 on 5

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