Saturday, July 13, 2024

Headscratcher: This Week, Warner Bros. Released a Nick Nolte-Matt Dillon Movie That Made Just $10,000 in 4 Theaters, And A Zero on Rotten Tomatoes


Apparently, Warner Bros.– Warner Bros., a major studio– released a movie on Friday called “A Head Full of Honey.” It stars Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, and a bunch of solid actors.

The number 4 figures large in this story. Warner put it in 4 theaters.

On Rotten Tomatoes, “Head Full of Honey” has a 4 of 4 negative reviews. (That’s actually a ZERO.)

Total amount earned: just $10,000. (Not divisible by 4.)

The weirdest thing here is that “Head Full of Honey” is a remake of a German movie no one knew about. In 2014, actor Til Schweiger made the original, German version of this movie. It was not the German entry for the Oscar. But someone decided to have Schweiger remake it in English. Why exactly?

Among the reviews, Rex Reed said: “Exaggerated, infuriating, and about as funny as a root canal without anesthesia.”

The New York Times agreed:

“To go with its bizarre plotting and shrill performances, the film seems to have been edited in a Cuisinart. But those are the least of its crimes.”

Luckily Warner’s has “Crazy Rich Asians,” “A Star is Born,” “Aquaman,” and “Fantastic Beasts.” In a minute they’ll have Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule.” It’s possible they don’t even know “Head Full of Honey” was made. Or that this was from the other Warner Bros., the one on Mars.

The real Warner Bros. is fine.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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