Box art for Honey

Honey

drama, romance


Pulse-pounding music and awesome dance moves ignite this exhilarating story of one dancer's (Jessica Alba) passion, determination and finding the courage to follow your dreams.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    21%
  • Audience Score
    71%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Honey is just dumb, but teens love it.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie sends mixed messages -- the language is strong for young teens including references to "hooker heels" and a Monica Lewinsky joke. There are some tense confrontations and threatened violence. Role models are confusing. Characters drink and sell drugs but in spite of the "hot" dancing, a strength of the movie is its portrayal of sexual values. Honey is very clear with her boss about boundaries and her romance with a local barber is sweet and understated.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how Honey decided what was important to her and about the answer to the question, "How come you turned out so well?" They might also want to talk about what people a few years from now will think about the styles of dance and slang in this movie.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    21%
    reviews counted: 1
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  • Audience

    71%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Jessica Alba adds the soothing honey to Honey.

- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee, Friday, December 5, 2003

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Not bad for a dance film fitting in around the hip-hop scene. It has a good cast, some good dance scenes but not with any real wow factor. Unfortunately it becomes all a bit predictable and it's not as dramatic as I think they hoped for. It's no Save the last dance, but still not bad for a dance flick.

- Deano78, Monday, March 5, 2012

2 stars

Not bad for a dance film fitting in around the hip-hop scene. It has a good cast, some good dance scenes but not with any real wow factor. Unfortunately it becomes all a bit predictable and it's not as dramatic as I think they hoped for. It's no Save the last dance, but still not bad for a dance flick.

- Deano78, Monday, March 5, 2012

4 stars

Such an inspirational film. The soundtrack was amazing and the ending of the film couldn't help but make you smile. Full of positivity and really motivates you. It wasn't a bad film for Jessica Alba to start with at all.

- murphmann93, Thursday, June 23, 2011