A Taste of Honey

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 4

Synopsis


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Cast

Robert Stephens as Henry Morgan
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716.08 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
101 min
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1.51 GB
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English
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23.976 fps
101 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Pedro_H 8 / 10 / 10

A haunting masterpiece with sharp and true dialogue.

The 1960's brought about many of my favourite films about the English working class experience: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner; Saturday Night, Sunday Morning; This Sporting Life and - naturally - Kes. Coming from the North and being around - just - during the sixties helps naturally. I dislike the term "kitchen sink" because it puts too many people off a film that while bleak remains so true it almost hurts. There isn't a word, phrase or scene in this movie that I don't believe and remember: I was there, although not in Salford! A dimly lit world of booze, cups of tea, canals, seaside trips, bonfires, repressed emotions, unprotected sex (and what follows) and the limits and cheap thrills of the Northern English working class. In 1961 this must have looked like the start of a new age of film. Real stories about real life. Almost a docu-drama in the modern parlance. However it never really happened. Why? Because there is more skill required than you might imagine and even this verges on going over the top. You could say it is tries to tick too many boxes. And isn't really true drama because it stops at a point in which so many threads remain loose. (I suppose you could say it ends with the characters facing up to the realities that they have been so long running away from - but will they actually achieve it?) Star of the show is Rita Tushington who never went on to do much with her career after being given the part of a lifetime to start it all off. Murray Melvin is also good as the homosexual boyfriend who wants to help out - although maybe in a misguided way. A Taste of Honey has its limits and you could attack it for being snobbish. It is an artistic product born of the middle class - but it remains utterly true in a way that is mostly absent in cinema today.

Reviewed by Style_is_Substance 7 / 10 / 10

Sweet Cinema

While almost entirely abandoning the meta qualities from the play of the same name, Delaney's thought-provoking subtext still remains strong. Just like the source material, this film is both a product of its time and ahead of its time, one that reflects western society and politics of different eras successfully through its progressive themes that many other writers and directors shied away from. One will be fascinated to discover this textual work was initially written by a woman of eighteen years of age, but that is not be taken as any form of a backhanded compliment as such an age only adds to textual analysis of this work. A Taste of Honey covers themes and focuses on characters not commonly seen in films of the era. The film features an alcoholic semi-prostitute almost mothered by her own daughter, an independent pregnant teen, a gay man, gender issues, race issues... and it tackles them naturally and with a loving heart but also a mind aware of the ugliness of the hardships within society.

Reviewed by avik-basu1889 7 / 10 / 10

A film with really noble and progressive intentions !!!

Although the style of acting seems a bit dated due to its lack of naturalism, but no one can question the nobility of the film's intentions. Tony Richardson uses the streets of working class Manchester to set the appropriate tone for a story that upholds the marginalised individuals of society by treating them with respect as they deal with a combination of social and personal issues. Recommended.

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