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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

A strange movie based upon true events. Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) is an overweight nurse. One day her friend, Bunny (Doris Roberts), convinces her to join a lonely hearts pen pal group. Soon Martha is corresponding with a man named Ray (Tony Lo Bianco). After a few moths of correspondence Tony comes down from NYC to meet Martha. What she does not know is that Ray is a con man who takes women for their money. After he returns he does not contact her again. Bunny and Martha decide to tell Tony that Martha committed suicide and will continue trying to kill herself unless he sees her. He agrees and once he sees her he comes clean about what he does. She agrees to help him by posing as his sister. Soon they are conning women out of their life saving but eventually it turns to murder and this is where things begin to come unravelled.

This movie was not the worst I have ever seen but it was not great. The acting, especially by Stoler, was way over the top. It was interesting to see Doris Roberts in her young days and she was pretty good in her small role. I also do not understand how anyone would ever believe that Martha and Ray were brother and sister. If you have time to kill then go ahead and watch this but if not then leave this one alone.



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