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Character: Abi
Directed by: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
Written by: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
Produced by: Joanie Blaikie, Andrew Boswell, James Eyre, Peter Hampden, Zygi Kamasa, Christine Langan, Norman Merry, Andrew Orr, Suzanne Reid, Ed Rubin, David M. Thompson, Dan Winch
Other cast: David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore, Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge, Harriet Turnbull
Release date: September 26, 2014 (U.K) | July 10, 2015 (U.S.)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running time: 95 min

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... Find out how the rest of the family cope and see if the holiday will ever end.


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Character Quotes

Jess: Then the policemen comes.
Abi: That was just a misunderstanding, sweetheart.
Doug: Sometimes when grown-ups discuss things very loudly, people will get the wrong ideas
Mickey McLeod: He let me play with his taser.
Doug: Well, he didn’t let ya
Mickey McLeod: He didn’t say I couldn’t.
Jess: Does electricity feel nice, daddy?
Doug: No, not nice.

Abi: For your information, Leon is my new boss. The man I’m screwing is called Wallace.
Doug: Wallace? Do the kids know?
Abi: I’ll tell ’em when it’s time.
Doug: Does he have a dog called Gromit?

Reviews

“Do we want to spend 95 minutes of our summer holiday watching a film about a young, squabbling, dysfunctional British family on a sham trip? Yes, we do.”
Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

“What We Did On Our Holiday sets up a sturdy comic scenario and then proceeds to head in another direction altogether-one that’s nearly impossible to anticipate, making the film much more of a goofy delight than would have seemed likely at the outset.”
Mike D’Angelo, AV Club

Triva

• 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.

• Rosamund Pike found out she got the role of Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014) while filming this.

• Annette Crosbie and Celia Imrie starred together in Calendar Girls (2003) but they don’t share any scenes in this movie.

Awards & Nominations

Won ALFS Awards – British Actress of the Year – Rosamund Pike
Nominated BAFTA Scotland Awards – Best Feature Film
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