What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)


“The truth is, every human being on this planet is ridiculous in their own way. So we shouldn’t judge, we shouldn’t fight, because in the end… in the end, none of it matters. None of the stuff.” – Gordy McLeod

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Dec 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A family travels to Scotland to celebrate the 75th birthday of their grandfather encountering unexpected challenges along the way.

My Take on it –  This is a film that I had never heard of beforehand and came across it when seeking films starring Rosamund Pike.

The way things are presented here is done so well and they manage to keep things both fun and poignant throughout especially when dealing with many issues that are familiar to many people which helps keep things quite relatable throughout.

The cast is great with David Tennant and Pike working so well together despite the differences that their characters experience with one another.

They are able to work off each other and give us two realistic characters dealing with the ups and downs of life.

Billy Connolly tho steals every scene he is in here as the grandfather and he succeeds in bring so much vigor and youthfulness to this kind of character that we all wish to have parents and grandparents who act like he does.

They find an interesting way to deal with family secrets and it all has a very realistic feel to the story especially when they are required to deal with numerous surprise along the way.

Bottom Line – Such a fun film that comes across quite poignantly because it deals with some great issues that many families experience which makes things so relatable. Great cast led by Tennant and PIke keep things enjoyable throughout. Connolly is superb as the grandfather and succeeds in bringing such youthfulness and vigor into his role.  The way this film deals with family secrets is great and it all comes across as being quite realistic feeling especially with the way that everyone decides to deal with surprises along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Billy Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and early prostate cancer shortly before he was due to start work on this film but went ahead without mentioning his condition to anybody. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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