Honey

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Honey is just dumb, but teens love it.

PG-13 2003 94 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

'honey' alert


Acting by e.g. Lil Romeo was great, but producers really shoulda got somebody that grew up street dancing to play Honey (even if the real Honey did not) ~ no way did Elba teach the dancers to do e.g. the final dance sequence ("Believe"), and, to add injury to insult, we can't find those great dancers' names among 'full' cast lists on line, even tho there'd be no movie without them!
Examples of 'mixed messages' inc Missy Elliott preferring Elba as choreographer of non-sleezy dances even tho Elba's first few jobs were as dancer in 'sexy' videos. And, i guess, the charming Mekhi Phifer was wearing his bling to prove you don't need to be a gangster to look 'cool'...which as moral messages go is pretty lame.

age 8+

Fun and Entertaining

This movie shows more than what people think. It shows the life of one girl trying to make it to the big top without anyone really helping her except with support. She takes charge of her life and tries to help those out on the streets become better people. In the end, she shows that kids are the ones who make the difference in the world.

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