Co-written and directed by Til Schweiger, Head Full Of Honey is the story of a man suffering from Alzheimer’s who embarks on a final road trip with his granddaughter.
Key cast includes Matt Dillon, Nick Nolte, Emily Mortimer, Claire Forlani, Eric Roberts…
I couldn’t help but notice what a good casting choice it was to have Nolte and Dillon play father and son. They kind of look alike, no? My overactive imagination also has me picturing an actual head full of honey. A visual that makes me think of two things ‘yummy’ and ‘Winnie The Pooh.’
I’m basically already preparing myself for film-induced weeping with this one. Fingers crossed it’ll all be worth it.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra; there’s another reason I watched Run All Night besides its New York mobster underworld setting and its stars Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman. I appreciate how the title implies that the movie is essentially an all night chase sequence.
Run All Night does indeed feature an all night pursuit and you’ll find yourself holding your breath in several tension filled moments. Though, as satisfactory as the chases are, it was very much the less than ideal father/son relationship between Jimmy Conlon (Neeson) and his son Mike (Kinnaman) that kept me invested.
Having now seen Run All Night, my favourite movie chase sequences are still delivered by the Mel Gibson directed Apocalypto (2006) and Tony Scott’s Enemy Of The State (1998).
Watch Run All Night if you’re curious about the father son dynamic mentioned above and if you can’t get enough of films that feature Neeson protecting loved ones and taking down bad guys; something he did most brilliantly in Taken (2008). Otherwise, for your fix of a recent New York City mobster underworld movie, you can’t go wrong with The Drop (2014).
Ed Harris, Boyd Holbrook, Genesis Rodriguez, Common and Bruce McGill also star in Run All Night.