What We Did On Our Holiday – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 35 mins

Rating: 12

Release Date: 26 September 2014

Genre: Comedy, drama,

Director(s): Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkins

Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Conn0lly, Ben Miller, Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge, Harriet Turnbull…

Description: When three kids go on holiday to Scotland to celebrate their Granddads birthday with their parents they have to pretend that everything is fine between them all when in actual fact, their parents don’t live in the same house anymore and are getting divorced. And it’s a pretty eventful holiday as well…

My Thoughts: I seem to be having a theme this week of cheerful comedy type films and this was definitely a great comedy, it reminded me very much of Outnumbered but in a good way because Outnumbered is amazing! But it had that misbehaving-children-that-the-parents-don’t-know-what-to-do-with vibe and I think that’s one of the best kind of comedies, children being funny is so much funnier than adults being funny and one of the reasons why is because you can actually imagine children saying the things they do and acting the way they do. But with adult comedies it always seems slightly over the top and silly.

David Tennant is an amazing actor, he was definitely the best Doctor in Doctor Who and I was devastated when I found out he was leaving and this is the first thing I’ve watched with him in since then and it was really nice. He played his part really well.

Rosamund Pike was also great, the only other thing I’d seen her in was Gone Girl and I didn’t like her in that very much but I thought she was really good in this!

One of the kids in the film created a chip jenga and to be honest with you I absolutely loved the idea! It was so amazing and looked like so much fun! I might even make my own chip jenga next time I have chips because it would just be so entertaining, not knowing if the chips were going to topple down or not and instead of stacking them back on top I’d eat them, it was so inspirational!

I haven’t watched all that much British television (especially not films) as there is just so much more American stuff out there and so much more successful American stuff but when I do watch British stuff it’s really nice, I can relate to it so much more because in America there are different laws and society is different and I feel like British things are a bit more laid back and relaxed whereas American TV is more dramatic and emotional, but don’t think I’m being horrible about American TV because I’m not! I love American TV, it’s so great and insightful and inspirational but I just think that sometimes it’s nice to have a little taste of home.

This film was really funny but at the same time it had a deeper meaning but it didn’t take the deeper meaning too seriously, it was kind of relaxed and natural rather than making this big drama of things and I think it was really good because I felt like it was showing you what life was really like, kind of, rather than everything being dramatic. It’s hard to explain without giving things away about the film but if you watch it you’ll probably know what I mean.

This film was a really great film about growing up, growing old, relationships, love, forgiveness and most importantly life. And I would really recommend it to all families, it would be perfect for a movie night with a takeaway!

5/5 stars.

If you have seen this film and would like to share your thoughts about it please feel free to leave a comment! If you’ve written a review of this film yourself then feel free to share a link in the comments and I’ll make sure to read it! And if you haven’t seen it but you’re planning to (hopefully because of my review) then remember to come back here afterwards and share what you thought!

Warnings: Some kissing, alcohol consumption, swearing. For full details please click the link to the IMDb Parental Guide: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2725962/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: To see a trailer of this film and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2725962/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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