What We Did on Our Holiday

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: Lionsgate Films
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Yeah, to visit my dad.

- You're driving all the way to Scotland?

- That's right.

- Together?

- Yeah.


We cannot drive to the Highlands

in one day.

I told Gavin

we'd be there tonight.

- We haven't got a cat's hope in hell.

- We can share the driving.

- What, with Jenson Button?

- Please don't argue.

We're not arguing, darling,

we're discussing.

This is how it starts.

You start discussing,

- then end up shouting and screaming.

- Then the policeman comes.

That was just a misunderstanding,


Sometimes when grown-ups

discuss things... very loudly,

- people get the wrong ideas.

- He let me play with his Taser.

- Well, he didn't let you.

- That was another misunderstanding.

- He didn't say I couldn't.

- Did the electricity feel nice, Daddy?

No, not nice.

So, we're all going to have

a holiday together?

Yeah, yep. It'll be lovely, won't it?

Does that mean that Daddy's

gonna come and live with us again?

Well, no, sweetheart,

we've been through all this, haven't we?

- Oh, yeah.

- Hey?

And the important thing to remember

is that Mummy and Daddy...

both love you very much,

but then sometimes a mummy and a daddy

reach a point where,

well, things change,

and then one of them finds that

they don't really love the other one

like they used to,

and then, maybe because of that,

the other one... makes a mistake.

Like Lloyd's dad?

Well, that was actually

quite a big mistake.

Running over Lloyd's mum with his car,

that was...

No, I'm talking about

a smaller mistake

where, well, one of them does

something that is...

a little bit silly and selfish

with someone at work,

so they find themselves

having rows and...

getting cross, and then one of them

goes to someone called a solicitor

and sometimes,

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Andy Hamilton

Andrew Neil Hamilton (born 28 May 1954) is a British comedian, game show panellist, television director, comedy screenwriter, radio dramatist, and novelist. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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