- Boring drivel 3/14/2001 12:00:00 AM by tomlindh
It was very disappointing to see Roma participate in such a poor excuse for a movie. It appeared to me that she was trying to break away from being typecast, but I really wish that she had done it with better material.
The seeming moral of this movie is that you can take a couple that is drifting hopelessly apart, strand them on a deserted island for a couple of days, and then they can live happily ever after. What a great concept! With enough deserted islands, who needs Dr. Laura?
One thing that continually went through my mind was why she tried so hard to save this marriage? Her husband was a selfish loser, and a philanderer wannabe, giving the rest of us men a bad reputation. I was rooting for her to dump him the whole time. The worst part of this movie was the fact that he never repented or reformed.
On the plus side, there were several good laughs, it was for the most part quite wholesome, everyone does eventually live happily ever after, and the beautiful Roma put in a good performance as always. It can definitely be categorized as light, humorous, family entertainment.
- Very similar to other Roma Downey TV film 4/21/2005 12:00:00 AM by Pro Jury
SECOND HONEYMOON (2001) (TV) is extremely similar to BORROWED HEARTS (1997) (TV). Both have Roma Downey as the leading lady. Both have a mysterious Mexican man (Antonio in SECOND, Javier Del Campo in BORROWED), who is much more than he seems, playing the busy matchmaker. Both try to tell a heartwarming light comic/romantic "mature boy gets mature girl" tale.
There are some differences. BORROWED HEARTS takes place in the cold north during winter/Christmas. SECOND HONEYMOON takes place in the warm tropics affording some eye candy scenes with a daytime bikini beach dance teacher and one at night showing a very curvy Congo dance party.
SECOND HONEYMOON, unfortunately, tones down the charm, and plays up the conflict and comedy. Too bad. Tim Matheson and Roma Downey might have caught fire given enough music and romance. BORROWED HEARTS is a much more solid production. If in the mood for cute light romance, BORROWED HEARTS is the better of the two.
- The Script Undermines The Story 1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM by atlasmb
Regretfully, this is a lackluster film. The cast is fine, but the script does them no favors.
Tim Matheson and Roma Downey portray a married couple who has decided to separate. But before they do, they are given a "second honeymoon" trip to the Caribbean island of Manzanilla, a fictitious location that resembles Puerto Rico.
Matheson plays an unromantic penny-pincher who is a bank executive. Downey plays a thoughtful, passionate woman who, because she grows plants for a living, is nurturing. As the story develops, we find that both are responsible, in part, for the demise of their relationship. But Matheson's part makes him a caricature, playing for comedy. Downey's part makes her contemplative and realistic.
In effect, he is not interesting and she is disinterested. Much of the plot is predictable, and we can see where the story is leading.
One positive aspect of the film is the portrayal of Antonio by Daniel Lugo. Antonio is a guardian angel-like figure who looks out for the couple's best interests, even when they self-sabotage.
- One more "Stupid Husband Movie" 10/3/2017 12:00:00 AM by jleon25
This is another one of these movies where the leading male has no backbone. Is this what the media industry sees leading males as such "MUSH"? Is this what the Western male has become in the eyes of the entertainment industry? Are there no real men left in the writers, producers and directors in the world of movies? Or at least some real men that can influence their perception.
I am not talking about men who beat their wives into submission. I mean, men with passion, feelings of other attributes that women can appreciate. Take this jerk of a husband. If his wife went out and slept with his uncle and the rest of the men in the nearby village? I wouldn't blame her. The only thing I would frown upon her is, why did she ever marry the fool?
his guy has no clue on how to satisfy a woman. Can you blame his first wife for telling him to go screw his uncle? As for the second wife, well she was more forgiving but he didn't deserve her either. Another waste of time movie. Even my wife said she would have left me if I acted this way.
- windsurfing in "second honeymoon" movie was not accurately shown 4/9/2006 12:00:00 AM by danceguy
Keywords: "Second Honeymoon" (2001) movie, windsurfing, razor bay...
I only have comments on how the windsurfing was portrayed in this movie. While being humorous and funny, some of the windsurfing was grossly and incompently depicted.
- First, Tim Matheson says "I want to go windsurfing while the waves are good". Does this imply that he wants to windsurf in the waves? If so, the fact that in the next scene he is shown taking a beginning windsurfing lesson is contradictory. If the references to "good waves" means "whitecaps" or "high wind" that is also contradictory, since the very next scene shows Tim windsuring in light (estimated) 5-10 mph winds.
- Second, after Tim has mastered the "basics of windsurfing", 2 hours later on, he is enticed by a woman to try "advanced windsurfing" in Razor Bay. He is shown as going fast (hydro-planing or skimming fast on the water) before he falls in. It is highly improbable that he would be able to do this after a 2 hour introductory lesson.
- Anyway.. its refreshing to see some windsurfing in a regular movie.