Honeymoon with Mom

2006

Comedy

1
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 17%
IMDb Rating 4.6 10 406

Synopsis


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Cast

Shelley Long as Marla
Eric Johnson as Adam
Virginia Williams as Shannon Bates
Kira Clavell as Hotel Clerk
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831.05 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
P/S 1 / 4
1.51 GB
1904*1072
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
P/S 2 / 1

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by audrulyte 9 / 10

A pleasant surprise

I am quite surprised that this movie is rated so low. Yup, I agree this ain't a masterpiece, and none of the actors are snatching any prizes for the best performance in this or anything, but the somewhat stale at the beginning plot just grows on you so that you really start caring for the characters, get invested in their growth. At the core of the movie lies a story of daughter and mom finally bonding and mending their relationship which for a long time was broken due to truth being with hold. And the story of a young woman being stood up at the altar is just what kick starts the story, yet not the driving force of this movie in the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and if you like a good old drama with some romance thrown into it, you might enjoy this one too.

Reviewed by dazzerse13 5 / 10

A jilted bride uses her honeymoon to holiday with her mother

An interesting failure of a film, this probably has more to recommend it than many TV movies. The story has bride Virginia Williams jilted at the altar by her feckless fiancé Edward Finlay. Her mother, divorced and hard-nosed editor of a gossip mag Shelley Long, persuades her that they should use the pre-booked honeymoon to indulge in mummy-daughter time. But mum has her own agenda - the idyllic island resort is owned by a reclusive ex-astronaut (Jack Scalia)and mum needs a front-page exclusive... So far, so predictable. Romance? Reconciliation? Retching at saccharine overdose? Well, yes to an extent. Except that there's an essential intelligence here. Although the characters are broad-brush stereotypes, they're not simple TV-movie grotesques. Perhaps its her age, but Long eschews the physical slapstick that's been one of her trademarks and does a credible job as a mother keeping a hesitant grasp on her own emotional history (although she's less great at suggesting a gossip mag editor who's red in tooth and claw). From time to time, Long holds back on the emoting and you can actually see a character weighing up the pros and cons of her actions. She's matched by Williams, who isn't given a lot to do except express the various shades of 'perky'. However, Williams can play a nuance with impressive deftness. As with Long, there's emotional intelligence at work here - and the two of them make the script go further than you'd think it could. And finally, there's the storyline. Oh gosh yes, it's predictable. But it sidesteps the temptation to tie up the ending in pretty pink bows and ribbons. It accepts that romance is a means to happiness - it's not an end in itself: TV-movie sugar doesn't rot the teeth out of your head by the time final credits run. The faults in this movie are evident - it wouldn't stretch the intelligence of a two-year-old - but once you see its strengths, there's enough to recommend it on a wet afternoon.

Reviewed by gwayneanderson 7 / 10

better than a lot of unheard of by me films until i saw it

I liked this movie. It was a lower budget comedy with a meaningful storyline about a mother and 20's something daughter she had raised as a single mom going an "intended honeymoon" for the daughter, after the daughter's fiancée backs out of the wedding because he's a handsome, self centered type primarily concerned with #1. She was lucky in the end to find this out before starting a lot more pain filled marriage and future let downs.

Beautiful island scenery, meaningful dialog, other good characters developed. While daughter and mom repair decades of misunderstandings and some emotional hurts, mom gets a second shot at romance too.The daughter has a handsome young gentleman to preoccupy her while she clarifies her thinking and heals over the altar jilting. Happy ending back home stateside while daughter's love life has no resolution at the end, she is healed and ready for her next shot at a new relationship. I liked it!

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