CANADA: What We Did On Our Holiday Set For Summer Theatrical Release
The BBC Films feature What We Did On Our Holiday will be released in theatres in Canada this summer. The black comedy stars David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly and was written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the team behind the award-winning sitcom Outnumbered.
The movie has been picked up for distribution by Vancouver-based entertainments company Pacific Northwest pictures.
What We Did On Our Holiday
A hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempts to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family.
Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party, where it’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping their secret under wraps their children are their biggest liability.
From nine year old Lottie’s notebook to keep track of the lies so she remembers which ones to tell, to four year old Jess’s perverse attachment to a brick named Norman, for their parents a week has never seemed such a long time.
But it’s middle child Mickey and his granddad’s shared passion for Vikings which gives rise to the most far-reaching and unexpected consequences. When a day at the beach turns to tragedy, the children take matters into their own hands.
The film also stars Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore and Celia Imrie with Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge and Harriet Turnbull as the three McLeod children. It premiered in the UK in September 2014.