Honeymoon (2014) Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown Movie Review

Honeymoon (2014)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Honeymoon (2014)

The 7 Day Itch

Having just got married Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) head to her families cabin by the lake for their honeymoon. And whilst there is some awkwardness when the subject of babies comes up they have a lovely time in the beautiful countryside. That is until one night Paul finds Bea in the woods completely disorientated as after that things start to change and not only does she become increasingly distant but she starts acting more and more peculiar leading to Paul to try and find out what happened in the woods.

I reckon if I had studied film at film school I would say that "Honeymoon" whilst a horror movies is also an examination of young marriage and that there is always an element of how much do we really know about the people we love. But I didn't go to film school and my love of cinema comes main from the entertainment point of view and when it comes to "Honeymoon" I can't say that it did a great deal for me, not that it is a bad movie, just one which failed to really capture my attention and keep me interested.

Now "Honeymoon" is not a complex movie, in fact with just 4 actors and a remote location it is in fact quite minimal with the whole story being what goes on in the woods which makes Bea start to act so strangely, initially absent minded but then completely wacko. As an idea it has potential especially as the other couple we meet seem to be going through something similar but the horror of the story never really gets you gripped and it leaves you with a feeling that the storyline never really lives up to its potential. In fact beyond a couple of impact scenes much of the movie feels like nothing is going on.

What this all boils down to is that "Honeymoon" is what it is, which is a directorial debut from Leigh Janiak and for me lacks a lot of things which it needs to really come to life. It isn't that it is a bad movie but it is a slow one which with out great acting, dialogue or effects ends up feeling laborious