Review: “Honey.”

Honey is a character-driven thriller about a young woman who falls into an ethical quandary that she resents.  I use the term “thriller” loosely since writer/director Valeria Golino keeps a measured distance from her subjects, an approach that invites more thought than suspense. The ethical quandary is doozy, one that would create high drama in an American film, but since everyone is Italian they are able to put their impasse on hold in favor of a good meal and a glass of wine. There is a satisfactory resolution, one that has important implications of how we think about end of life care, and Golino has the confidence to let her audience sort out their own feelings about it.

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