The Honeymooners

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This pointless remake of the classic TV series only offers generic characters and gags.

13%

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30%

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One of television's most beloved sitcoms gets an overhaul for the big screen in this comedy. Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) is a New York City bus driver who has great ambitions and plans to make something of himself one day. However, Ralph's big ideas usually take the form of half-baked get-rich-quick schemes which invariably fail, much to the chagrin of his long-suffering wife, Alice (Gabrielle Union). But Ralph always has a loyal ally in his best friend and upstairs neighbor, Ed Norton (Mike Epps), a sewer worker who also has a wife who is weary of his antics, Trixie (Regina Hall). Alice and Trixie have a plan to come up with the down payment for a dream house: a suburban duplex that's being eyed by a shady developer (Eric Stoltz). But when Ralph and Ed decide to spend their savings on training a stray mutt for the New Jersey dog races, they threaten both couples' futures. Based on the classic Jackie Gleason and Art Carney series, The Honeymooners also stars John Leguizamo.

Cast

Mike Epps
as Ed Norton
Gabrielle Union
as Alice Kramden
Regina Hall
as Trixie Norton
Eric Stoltz
as William Davis
Carol Woods
as Alice's Mom
Arnell Powell
as DJ Suckaslam
Cuhy Bravo
as Grocer
Doreen Keogh
as Miss Celestine
Kim Chan
as Quinn
Anne Pitoniak
as Miss Benvenuti
Dana Lee
as Hitako Kawakami
John Tormey
as Auctioneer
Brad Adkins
as Dog Handler
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Critic Reviews for The Honeymooners

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (98)

  • It could be part-autobiographical for director John Schultz who blunders through a tediously half-baked plot and fails to make it pay off.

    Aug 30, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The comedy wannabe has the lamest, most predictable banter of any recent movie.

    Jun 18, 2005 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • The real problem is that the Kramdens' precarious financial situation, which gave the original its poignant frisson, is sidestepped.

    Jun 14, 2005 | Full Review…
  • I like the cast. They're very talented, they're really funny, they have a dreadful script to work with.

    Jun 13, 2005
  • John Leguizamo steals the show as its sleazy trainer -- not that there's much to steal from John Schultz's joylessly schematic paycheck.

    Jun 10, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • There's plenty of space up there for a colony of mediocre filmmakers. That's right, folks. To the moon. Bang! Zoom!

    Jun 10, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Honeymooners

  • Oct 28, 2011
    A Man With A Plan To Make It Rich Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble. Ralph Kramden and sanitation engineer Ed Norton are best friends whose schemes are the only things bigger than their dreams. The most recent get-rich-quick plan finds the boys out to make a fast buck by training and racing a stray greyhound. When Alice's dream of buying a home looks like it could become a reality, the Kramdens team up with their best friends who live upstairs, Ed and Trixie, to amass the $20,000 for a down payment before a shady land developer beats them to it. The Honeymooners gives a few nods to the original series, like Ed's trademark hat, and a sweet twist on Ralph's signature line: instead of threatening to knock Alice to the moon, he promises to take her there someday.
    Mouhannad S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2009
    A Complete and Original "Tv-Show turned Movie, and Maybe that's why it was only as half as good as a normal half and hour Sit-com?
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2007
    Why bother? Jackie Gleason did it best. Cedric the Entertainer was a QUIET version of Jackie Gleason in the sitcom...good try though...
    Fascade F Super Reviewer
  • Aug 05, 2007
    This movie shouldn't even have been made, it's kind of arrogant by everyone involved.
    Jim W Super Reviewer

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