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The Honeymooners


Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton (Epps), who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 12
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
0 out of 5

Yet another needless your money.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie includes some raunchy innuendo ("I do my best work down below!"), antics in the sewer, an illegal entry and multiple lies, especially between husbands and wives.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the Kramdens' apparently different goals (she wants a house, he wants to be a successful entrepreneur), as these cause tensions. How does Ralph's friendship with Norton affect his marriage and vice versa? Why is it important to respect other people's aspirations and feelings? How might Ralph and Norton be nicer to their dog, Iggy?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 25
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Why? Why would someone do this? How did we get here, watching mediocre remakes of classic 1950s sitcoms? What is the meaning of it all? Does cinema have a purpose beyond supporting the theater-concessions industry?

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, June 10, 2005

Rotten: John Leguizamo steals the show as its sleazy trainer -- not that there's much to steal from John Schultz's joylessly schematic paycheck.

- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Friday, June 10, 2005

Rotten: The script (credited to four screenwriters) uses a plethora of already-dated urban inside humor that reeks of pandering.

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I quite liked this film. It didn't suffer from having loads of cliques like it could have done. I'm not familiar with the original Jackie Gleason version, so I give it the thumbs up! (although when/if I get round to seeing it, it may very well mean that stars come off)

- SirPant, Thursday, October 1, 2009

2 stars

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?

- EbertsLittleApprentice, Wednesday, November 4, 2009

3 stars

I loved this remake!!! And not just because my cousin Mike Epps is in it; but that did help ;?}. A wonderful cast who stayed true to the original characters nuances, while yet bringing their own unique swagger to this iconic series. John Leguizamo was outright hilarious!!! A good one to watch with family, wifey or that significant other!!

- the25433, Friday, September 18, 2009