In New York City, Mimi (EDITH MEEKS) and Michael (DYLAN McCORMICK), in their thirties, are close friends after a brief and unsuccessful dating interlude years before. Michael has remained in love with Mimi over the years, but Mimi, who has just broken up with her long-time boyfriend Tommy (PETER JOSEPH), seems unwilling to try romance with Michael a second time. The spark between them is kindled again, however, during a weekend picnic outing, and Mimi, suddenly enthusiastic, proposes to Michael abruptly. The two marry immediately and head off on a honeymoon to Pennsylvania without ever having slept with each other.
"Not many movies are willing or able to hack their way through the tangled, complicated emotional territory of Dan Sallitt's HONEYMOON. This funny, harrowing, lucid movie is so mature about sex and human relations that it puts to shame the bulk of what passes for 'adult' entertainment in American cinema. In its deceptively simple way, HONEYMOON pulls off something quite difficult--namely, the illumination of the divide between expectations and reality in the lives of ordinary people."--Kent Jones, programmer, the Film Society of Lincoln Center
"The dialogue is absolutely wonderful, brilliant, discreet, moving. This man, Dan Sallitt, has really found his own voice, which is so rare. Perhaps it is because of the casting of the films, but I couldn't stop thinking about Bergman. But Bergman's characters need to be incredibly brutal or cruel or miserable, need to reach an Absolute or the Forbidden to feel alive. Sallitt paints characters who need--now--to reach some peace to be back in life. The same archness, same craving for an absolute, but in two such different ways."--Arnaud Desplechin, director of Esther Kahn, Kings and Queen, and My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument
Edith Meeks, Dylan McCormick, Peter Joseph, Renee Bucciarelli
2008 Off Camera Independent Film Festival
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