What We Did On Our Holiday Review

What We Did On Our Holiday
A splintering couple try to hide their impending divorce form their children.

by Olly Richards |
Published on
Release Date:

26 Sep 2014

Running Time:

95 minutes



Original Title:

What We Did On Our Holiday

That this comes from Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, writers

of Outnumbered, should give you an immediate idea of tone. This is a cute, gently arch comedy about a splintering couple (Rosamund Pike and David Tennant) taking their three children

to their grandad’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party and trying not to let on that they’re divorcing. Mostly it’s hugely likable, with particularly good scenes between the kids and Connolly, but there is a pivotal event that is just too dark to be giggled off. It finds its way back for the ending, but in the middle there, it gets weird.

Despite a second act lull, Connolly convinces in this cute and charming comedy.
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