The Honeymooners

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  • Summary: Based on the groundbreaking TV series, The Honeymooners is the story of two best friends, bus driver Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) and sewer worker Ed Norton (Epps) who hatch a get-rich-quick scheme to get them out of Brooklyn and onto easy street. Standing by their husbands areBased on the groundbreaking TV series, The Honeymooners is the story of two best friends, bus driver Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) and sewer worker Ed Norton (Epps) who hatch a get-rich-quick scheme to get them out of Brooklyn and onto easy street. Standing by their husbands are devoted wives Alice (Union) and Trixie (Hall), who help their guys make ends meet by waitressing at a neighborhood diner. (Paramount Pictures) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 16 out of 27
  1. It honors the tone of that wonderful comedy while setting it in present-day New York City.
  2. The Honeymooners isn't the worst of the endless spate of TV rehashes, but it still feels perfunctory.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Just funny enough to mollify purists and amuse the uninitiated.
  4. Cedric is certainly the bright spot in this movie - personable, silly and lovable, with just enough of Gleason's girth, timing and humanity to make you wish he'd driven Ralph Kramden's bus onto the lot of a different movie.
  5. A lackluster affair, devoid of laughs and just about anything else one might construe as entertainment.
  6. 30
    John Schultz's wan, unfunny The Honeymooners is unlikely to tickle devotees of Jackie Gleason's archetypal yuk-fest.
  7. Suffice it to say, there is no comedy, no chemistry, no nothing in this movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 21 out of 24
  1. DV8
    Dec 5, 2005
    5
    These reviewers are expecting Jackie Gleason and 1950's storylines. This movie does little more than take pre-existing characters and These reviewers are expecting Jackie Gleason and 1950's storylines. This movie does little more than take pre-existing characters and sets them in the modern time. The problem is that the jokes from the 1950's series don't work today, and especially not without the timing of Gleason and Carney, and the incomparable Audrey Meadows. The movie was a bad idea. If we get past the story, John Legiuzamo has some great moments as does Mike Epps. As for the women, I was unimpressed. This movie isn't great, and it's barely entertaining, but it's better than people are saying. Collapse

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