|Genre: Comedy, Marriage, Slapstick|
Tagline: Dream big. Scheme bigger.
Plot: Meet Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) —a man of vision, taste, and refinement. Now, if he can just get the rest of the world to see it...
By day, Ralph’s an ordinary New York City bus driver. But in his off-hours, he’s an innovator, an inventor, an entrepreneur who's just one great idea away from instant wealth. (Unfortunately for Ralph, none of those ideas has yet panned out.) His best friend (and neighbor) is Ed Norton (Mike Epps), who’s always up for the latest plan. Wherever Ralph goes, no matter how harebrained the idea, Ed’s ready to run down the fire escape and lend a hand.
These two dreamers believe they’re taking their families to the next level, but Ralph’s wife, Alice (Gabrielle Union), has set her sights on a more practical goal: buying a duplex fixer-upper with Ed and his wife, Trixie (Regina Hall). When Ralph loses their down payment on yet another of his half-baked projects, Alice is at the end of her rope, giving Ralph just one day to come up with the cash and save their
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...the movie's story actually does work as a story and not simply as a wheezy Hollywood formula. Sometimes you walk into a movie with quiet dread and walk out with quiet delight.
--Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
The only thing keeping this from sinking right to the bottom of the movie barrel is the fact that they were able to limit this fiasco to just 85 minutes in length. This is one union that proves to be over before the honeymoon ever had a chance to begin.
--Vince Leo (Qwipster.net)
The movie is jam-packed with the obvious and predictable, from Cedric and Epps’ patter to “comedic” moments...The lack of commitment to the story is just as lazy. Every scheme concocted by Norton and Ralph involves a considerable wardrobe and prop budget, a little unusual for two guys scraping by.
--Pete Croatto (FilmCritic.com)
The movie's only sparkle comes from a brief nutzo performance by John Leguizamo as a scam-artist dog trainer who helps Ralph and Ed get their greyhound entered into a race that leads to the movie's climax.
Of all the half-assed, get-rich-quick schemes to have ever been associated with “The Honeymooners,” this film is by far the most shameful and the least entertaining.
--Peter Sobczynski (eFilmCritic.com)
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|The movie, which can seem as fatigued as the suspension on a New York City bus, hardly represents a comedy feast. Little about the script or John Schultz's direction persuades us that The Honeymooners should have been attempted in the first place. D+|
I’ve seen lots of horrible movies this year. I can’t imagine them getting any worse than this. 0/10