Now Add Honey (2015) is a English movie. Wayne Hope has directed this movie. Robyn Butler,Lucinda Armstrong Hall,Lucy Fry,Hamish Blake are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2015. Now Add Honey (2015) is considered one of the best Comedy movie in India and around the world.
Caroline Morgan is delighted when her sister, Beth, brings her movie star daughter, Honey Halloway, home for a visit. But when Beth is suddenly sent to rehab, Caroline is forced to have Honey move in to her suburban home. Honey struggles with life without an entourage, and her cousins, Clare and Harriet, struggle with a movie star hogging the bathroom. But after Honey leads Caroline to uncover a family secret, Caroline struggles most of all, as her life quickly falls apart. Trapped together in the house, a middle-aged woman and a teen starlet must each wrestle with who they really are.
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This film was really enjoyable, if not a little tacky to start, all the elements worked really well throughout and to the end. I liked the daughters immensely and Robyn Butler was obviously great. Quite a lot of the running jokes throughout were very funny and i often laughed aloud. Hamish Blake was very good, Robbie Magasiva--as handsome and charming as ever. Lucy fry as Honey even wins you over in the end. The weakest link is Portia de Rossi (who I usually like) terrible overacting, unconvincing and extremely weak in comparison to the natural acting styles of the other Australian cast members. The personal relationships between all the supporting cast were interesting as well. I almost didn't watch it because of it's low rating and bad review but it moved along quickly enough to get good and keep me watching. Anyway, I felt bad for it and decided to write a review in the hope more people might watch and enjoy it. I think Australia make spectacular films and always look forward to choosing one from the vast range offered.
I like Robyn Butler and the writer/producer is the best thing in the movie; it is just a shame that as writer she did not gift herself with a better vehicle for her talent. I found this a bit of a mess, really. There are too many competing characters and story lines and in the end none of them feel satisfactorily resolved or executed. With the clever title, and her previous work with husband Wayne Hope on the small screen series like Upper Middle Class Bogan and The Librarians, Robyn Butler gets to do the best shtick and has some great lines but she has surrounded herself with an unlikely and unlikable group of characters making it hard to root for her and her brood. The actors playing her daughters are fine, and 'Wicked' star Lucy Durack has some lovely moments, but the overplayed and contrived tangled web with her sister played by Portia de Rossi and her insufferable daughter played by Lucy Fry give the movie its artificial and irritating elements that for me the movie never recovers from, and they are introduced within the first 10 minutes! There are some significant themes and ideas fighting for screen time here, but ultimately they are buried underneath the contrived set of slapstick and mostly unfunny situations that befall the leading character. Maybe 15 year old girls and their mothers will enjoy this more than I! As a female empowerment tale, it feels muddled and compromised; as a screwball comedy it simply isn't compelling enough or humorous enough to forgive some of the extraneous characters viewers are forced to endure, and as a familiar motif of outsider crashes in on an ordinary family and inevitably changes the dynamic, it is not sharp enough in its crafting. As much as i admire the work of this pair of writer/performers, i think they bit off more than they could chew with this project. Robyn Butler's talent alone could carry a project without so many shoehorned elements to compete with.
We should stop giving films the okay to do unbelievable things and to you the say "It's just a movie" to get away. The whole plot line revolves around the mother of the 16 year old famous Honey trying to lose her innocent look by getting her to become a pop star whose line are all about sex and to have naked photos of her leaked. While the mothers excuse is believable that she wants fame and is on pills, but the rest of the film falls quickly apart. A Local Paparazzi takes window photos of a 16 year old girl and tries to blackmail the family, although in Australia he would've broken dozens of laws and would be facing a big number in prison. The whole husband twist was so foreseen that it added nothing to the story, neither did the romantic interest or the extra detail of the sisters.
What drew my attention to this movie, released in 2015, is that it had Portia De Rossi in it and I have taken an interest in Portia since first seeing her as one of the Sirens. However Portia has a minimalist role in this movie and it did not prevent me from deciding that this movie is pretty awful. The so-called humourous situations I found to be very unfunny. The solution that was presented against the antagonist was extremely awful and it is one of the unfunny situations that I just mentioned. Also in Now Add Honey are Philippa Coulthard and Lucy Fry as my wife Portia's niece and daughter respectively, the latter being the said Honey. Phillipa and Lucy had previously worked together in Lightning Point. Now Add Honey has Philippa and Lucy playing cousins. The first time I saw Phillipa was in K9 which like Lightning Point is a 26 episode Australian sci fi series and Now Add Honey is an Australian movie. Curiously enough one of the K9 episodes with Philippa is Sirens of Ceres but unfortunately it did not have Portia nor her fellow Sirens in it. Matthew See Portia De Rossi's Chinese Husband
Honey Halloway (Lucy Fry) is a 16 year old child star poised for adulthood. She is famous as "Monkey Girl" and her mom Beth (Portia de Rossi) wants to move on to the next step of fame: sex sells. She is poised to release a sexy video and nude photo shoot. Her plans are interrupted when she gets popped at the airport and goes to rehab. Honey, who like Monkey Girl, knows nothing of the real world, moves in with relatives and disrupts the life of everyone she touches. Honey has a bunch of relatives whose lives she can mess up, so it keeps things going. Unfortunately the film sounds a bit better than it was executed. Lucy Durack did an excellent job as Katie, reminding me of an Australian Anne Kendrick. Aimed at a teen girl. Guide: The film had something that sounded like an F-bomb, but maybe it wasn't. There is some brief nudity ( Robyn Butler).