mum and dad
Honeymoon is another film that I have been looking forward to seeing since I first heard about it, but yet, it took me a few years to actually see it. 'A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night.' I loved the concept to this film, the whole Invasion of the Bodysnatchers feel to it, but with a more updated, and different twist to it.
Honeymoon is an insanely slow burner, you really really get to know the characters, and their relationship, which is never a bad thing, but in this film, you really get to know them, like really get to know them. And I am not just talking about the numerous sex scenes in the film... It is their honeymoon though, so they are not surprising... To be fair, I say about getting to know the characters, it's not a bad thing at all, they actually are nice characters. Quite cute to be fair, fully in love, but not make you vomit in love. But anyway, they are nice characters, you like them but the film makes you wait so long for something to happen, that when it does come, you're actually quite pleased.
After you meet Paul and Bea, you want the horror part to come, as you are, afterall, watching a horror film, and it starts off well when it gets going. Bea goes off somewhere in the middle of the night and when Paul finds her, she is in the woods, naked, and soon he spots strange cuts on her thighs. She says they are bug bites but the only bites like that are in some awful B Movie bug film.. You ain't fooling anyone, Bea! Then she starts acting weird, and forgetting major things, like things you shouldn't have to think about about yourself. It all gets a bit weird. Bless Paul though, I would have probably have called an exorcist in or something by now, but nope, he tries to act normal and believe Bea is all good.
We know she's not good, Paul knows she is not good, yet, the film slows down to a snails pace. As soon she gets back to the house she acts weird, but it continues to stay on the same level, a few times it builds up a little, but then just falls back down. It is an incredibly slow burner. So slow to the point, if I am honest, I was close to giving up with it. If I hadn't of been wanting to see this film since it first came out, I would have. It tries to build up the tension, but really, it just kind of gets a bit boring and samey. That is until the end, the end picks up, and gets pretty good, and a bit yuck. It does leave it all on a slight cliff hanger though, not one that could leave it open to a second one, (poor Paul), but one where you're not told all.
Mum pretty much agreed with me, she was intrigued by it and pulled it, but she did nearly give up half way as it does get seriously slow. She may have even started reading a cooking book or an ASDA magazine at one point... Sorry... She also is not a fan of endings that aren't tied up, but she didn't hate this one, she just didn't love it either... Whoops.
Honeymoon is an interesting film, it's got a good concept, even if it wasn't used to its full advantage, it has likeable characters but it is very very slow. Not all questions are answer, and it's not the happiest of endings, but I would say give it a go. Yes - you could probably watch better, but you could also watch the opposite. This one has a good cast too, both very good English actors who hold their own. Again, if you have a spare evening, go for it.
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