The Honeymooners (2005)
|Rating:||PG (for some innuendo and rude humor)|
|Genre:||Drama, Television, Comedy|
|Directed By:||John Schultz|
|Written By:||Danny Jacobsen, Saladin K. Patterson, Barry Blaustein, David Sheffield, Don Rhymer|
|In Theaters:||Jun 10, 2005 Wide|
|On DVD:||Nov 22, 2005|
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as Ralph Kramden
as Ed Norton
as Alice Kramden
as Trixie Norton
as William Davis
as Alice's Mom
as DJ Suckaslam
as Miss Celestine
as Miss Benvenuti
as Hitako Kawakami
as Dog Handler
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Critic Reviews for The Honeymooners
The comedy wannabe has the lamest, most predictable banter of any recent movie.
The real problem is that the Kramdens' precarious financial situation, which gave the original its poignant frisson, is sidestepped.
There are two ways to look at the big-screen adaptation of The Honeymooners - as an adaptation of the show, and as a film in it's own right. Either way it's a film that occasionally works, but never manages more than that.
The script (credited to four screenwriters) uses a plethora of already-dated urban inside humor that reeks of pandering.
A disconnected series of skits and one-liners likely to satisfy children while only infuriating nostalgic adults in search of the magic of the Fifties sitcom.
A stroll down sitcom memory lane in name only, The Honeymooners seems as if any resemblance to the original TV classic could only be accidental.
Audience Reviews for The Honeymooners
A Man With A Plan To Make It Rich Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble. Ralph Kramden and sanitation engineer Ed Norton are best friends whose schemes are the only things bigger than their dreams. The most recent get-rich-quick plan finds the boys out to make a fast buck by training and racing a stray greyhound. When Alice's dream of buying a home looks like it could become a reality, the Kramdens team up with their best friends who live upstairs, Ed and Trixie, to amass the $20,000 for a down payment before a shady land developer beats them to it. The Honeymooners gives a few nods to the original series, like Ed's trademark hat, and a sweet twist on Ralph's signature line: instead of threatening to knock Alice to the moon, he promises to take her there someday.
Why bother? Jackie Gleason did it best. Cedric the Entertainer was a QUIET version of Jackie Gleason in the sitcom...good try though...
A Complete and Original "Tv-Show turned Movie, and Maybe that's why it was only as half as good as a normal half and hour Sit-com?
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