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  • 2011
  • 1 hr 14 min
  • 5.8  (122)

In the 2010 movie "Honeymooner," we follow the story of Eddie (Gerard Kearns), a small-time criminal from Liverpool who dreams of a better life. After getting his hands on some stolen cash, Eddie decides to treat himself and his friends, Jamie (Chris Coghill) and Jonno (Al Weaver), to a trip to Amsterdam. As the trio arrives in the city, they are quickly drawn in by its vibrant party scene, which seems to offer everything they have ever wanted. However, things take a dark turn when they stumble upon a brutal crime scene, and their lives become irrevocably intertwined with that of the local gangsters.

As Eddie tries to navigate his way through the dangerous world he has found himself in, he is forced to confront his own limitations and the harsh reality of his situation. With his dreams shattered and his life on the line, he must find a way to survive in a world that is far more brutal and unforgiving than he had ever imagined.

One of the standout performances in "Honeymooner" comes from Gerard Kearns, who delivers a nuanced portrayal of a man who is both flawed and sympathetic. He brings a raw vulnerability to the role, making it easy to connect with Eddie on an emotional level even as he makes some questionable choices.

Chris Coghill and Al Weaver also give strong performances as Eddie's friends, Jamie and Jonno. Although they are not quite as fleshed out as Eddie's character, they provide a solid foundation for the story and offer some much-needed moments of levity in an otherwise dark and gritty film.

The setting of Amsterdam is another highlight of "Honeymooner," with the picturesque canals and vibrant nightlife providing a striking contrast to the seedier elements of the story. Director Col Spector does an excellent job of capturing the energy and atmosphere of the city, which serves as a backdrop for much of the film.

Despite its many strengths, "Honeymooner" is not without its flaws. The pacing can be uneven at times, with certain scenes feeling rushed while others linger for too long. Additionally, some of the secondary characters are underdeveloped, making it difficult to fully invest in their fates.

Despite these minor shortcomings, "Honeymooner" is a compelling and thought-provoking film that offers a fresh take on the classic crime drama. It's a story about friendship, loyalty, and the high price of ambition, and it's well worth a watch for anyone who enjoys gritty, character-driven cinema.

Overall, "Honeymooner" is a must-see for fans of British crime dramas, and it marks a promising debut for director Col Spector. With its strong performances, stunning setting, and engaging storyline, it's a film that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 14 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (122)