Parents' Guide to

Honeymoon with My Mother

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mother-son comedy has sex, nudity, and language.

Movie NR 2022 110 minutes
Honeymoon with My Mother

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great movie for kids

It is a wonderful movie to enjoy with your kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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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