The Honeymooners (2005)



Critic Consensus: This pointless remake of the classic TV series only offers generic characters and gags.

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One of television's most beloved sitcoms gets an overhaul for the big screen in this comedy. Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) is a New York City bus driver who has great ambitions and plans to make something of himself one day. However, Ralph's big ideas usually take the form of half-baked get-rich-quick schemes which invariably fail, much to the chagrin of his long-suffering wife, Alice (Gabrielle Union). But Ralph always has a loyal ally in his best friend and upstairs neighbor, Ed Norton (Mike Epps), a sewer worker who also has a wife who is weary of his antics, Trixie (Regina Hall). Alice and Trixie have a plan to come up with the down payment for a dream house: a suburban duplex that's being eyed by a shady developer (Eric Stoltz). But when Ralph and Ed decide to spend their savings on training a stray mutt for the New Jersey dog races, they threaten both couples' futures. Based on the classic Jackie Gleason and Art Carney series, The Honeymooners also stars John Leguizamo.
PG (for some innuendo and rude humor)
Comedy , Drama , Television
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Cedric the Entertainer
as Ralph Kramden
Mike Epps
as Ed Norton
Gabrielle Union
as Alice Kramden
Regina Hall
as Trixie Norton
Eric Stoltz
as William Davis
Jon Polito
as Kirby
Carol Woods
as Alice's Mom
Ajay Naidu
as Vivek
Arnell Powell
as DJ Suckaslam
Cuhy Bravo
as Grocer
Doreen Keogh
as Miss Celestine
Kim Chan
as Quinn
Anne Pitoniak
as Miss Benvenuti
Dana Lee
as Hitako Kawakami
John Tormey
as Auctioneer
Brad Adkins
as Dog Handler
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Critic Reviews for The Honeymooners

All Critics (110) | Top Critics (33)

The comedy wannabe has the lamest, most predictable banter of any recent movie.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
Dallas Morning News
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The real problem is that the Kramdens' precarious financial situation, which gave the original its poignant frisson, is sidestepped.

Full Review… | June 14, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

I like the cast. They're very talented, they're really funny, they have a dreadful script to work with.

June 13, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

John Leguizamo steals the show as its sleazy trainer -- not that there's much to steal from John Schultz's joylessly schematic paycheck.

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

There's plenty of space up there for a colony of mediocre filmmakers. That's right, folks. To the moon. Bang! Zoom!

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

Blame it all on the Bad Guys, those Hollywood suits who think by committee and never met a focus group they didn't like. This is product, pure and simple.

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Honeymooners

This movie shouldn't even have been made, it's kind of arrogant by everyone involved.

Jim Woehr
Jim Woehr

Super Reviewer

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.

Mouhannad  Sawas
Mouhannad Sawas

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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?

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

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