A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
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Positive Role Models
Jose Luis is an immature and dour fuddy-duddy. Mari Carmen is gregarious, adventurous, fun-loving, and warm, but also critical and controlling.
Characters are Spanish, French, Creole, of various races.
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Violence & Scariness
Reckless driving is on display. A woman slaps a man. A woman learns a new friend is a criminal. A man falls off a float and emerges from the water with jellyfish attached. He faints. A man drinks local tap water and vomits. A memory of a boss who tried to touch an employee inappropriately is recalled.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A man and woman kiss. References are made to a threesome. A middle-aged woman removes her bathing suit top to sunbathe, baring her breasts.
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"F--k," "s--t," "ass," "damn," "hell," "bitch," "bastard," and "crap."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol to excess and smoke marijuana. Someone tries to smuggle drugs through an innocent's luggage. A man and woman are arrested for buying a bag of marijuana.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Honeymoon with My Mother is a remake of a 2006 film, Honeymoon with Mom. The Spanish comedy looks at the interdependent relationship between an outgoing mother and her hapless adult son as he recovers from a breakup. Adults kiss, smoke marijuana, and drink a lot of alcohol. References are made to sex (including a threesome) and a woman bares her breasts briefly. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "damn," "hell," "bitch," "bastard," and "crap." In Spanish with English subtitles. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Honeymoon with My Mother is a hybrid, not just of comedy and pathos, but also of good script and awful script, good story and terrible story, character consistency and inconsistency. Jose Luis starts as a clueless and annoying dolt who never smiles and never thinks of anyone but himself. Mom starts as a flighty squawk box who says anything that pops into her head. It takes a full hour for the filmmakers to dump those intolerable versions of the lead characters and give them personality transplants that make the second half of the movie feel watchable, however implausible. Suddenly Jose Luis is capable of smiling. Suddenly Mom has the good sense to keep her mouth shut now and then. All of this feels like progress, not just because the movie improves, but also because it gives the talented and charming Carmen Machi room to show what a terrific and lovable performer she is.
It also leaves a truly stupid and unsuccessful comedy behind, presenting instead characters who sound a lot more like actual human beings. But as they get more serious, inconsistencies still plague the plot. How can Mom be the overprotective parent Jose Luis claims has been impeding his independence all his life at the same time as being the courageous adventurer we see before us? The final ten minutes of a smiling and dancing Jose Luis don't compensate for the drudgery of the previous 90, but at least he appreciates his perfectly good mother.
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