Honeymoon With Mom

Honeymoon with Mom

Paul A Kaufman (2006)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Shelley Long is well past her prime in this flimsy comedy. Barely raising a smile with her goofy antics and horribly unflattering wardrobe, she plays a hard-nosed magazine editor who persuades her jilted-at-the-altar offspring (Virginia Williams) to use her honeymoon for a mother-daughter holiday. Naturally, mum has ulterior motives for tagging along; making their already antagonistic relationship doubly fraught once the truth emerges. Though Long's sharp tongue and brusque media ways are meant to be funny in a fish-out-of-water manner, they actually feel forced and rather ridiculous; falling flat along with the film's more physical gags. A predictable resolution adds to the clichéd mediocrity, tying up events with the usual rash of life re-evaluations and reconciliations.


A bride jilted at the altar invites her journalist mother along on her honeymoon in place of her fiance. But the wily reporter has an ulterior motive for taking up her offer - she is more concerned with getting an interview with a former astronaut staying at the same resort than comforting her distraught daughter. Comedy, starring Shelley Long, Jack Scalia and Virginia Williams.

Cast & Crew

Mom Shelley Long
Nick Jack Scalia
Shannon Bates Virginia Williams
Director Paul A Kaufman

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: DVD