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In HONEY, Irene lives alone on the coastline outside Rome. To her father and her married lover, she's a student. In reality, she often travels to Mexico where she can legally buy a powerful barbiturate. Working under the name of Miele ("Honey"), her clandestine job is to help terminally-ill people to die with dignity by giving them the drug. One day she supplies a new "client" with a fatal dose, only to find out he's perfectly healthy but tired of life. Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. From this point on, Irene is determined to get the drug… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Honey is] never really laid bare as a character; her helpless, beseeching customers leave a much deeper impression."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The title character of "Honey" is a fascinating and complex figure, and Jasmine Trinca inhabits the role with a detached intensity that's thoroughly compelling."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"...director Valeria Golino...creates a subdued character study of a young woman's awakening to the brighter side of life."
‑ Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist
"A thought-provoking moral thriller about a euthanasia activist in Italy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A virtuoso masterpiece from a director who has instantly made herself one to watch."
‑ Shaun Munro, Film School Rejects
"Seek it out."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"The film shies from directly addressing anguished existential questions. It is finally a story about the puncturing of one young, headstrong woman's personal belief system."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"[Miele's ] small achievement is in trying to understand the life-and-death choices of two people who aren't as certain about what they're doing as they initially appear."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"Driven by a no-nonsense ethos, the film avoids sentimentality the same way its main character avoids sentiment."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"Death, and the right to choose to die, will always inspire fierce debate and Miele doesn't try to solve that argument. Instead, it quietly emphasizes that there can be a grace to passing away, no matter the circumstance."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
"Trinca delivers a marvelously unfussy performance, rendering her complex character gradually, along with the effects of the opposing forces that tear at her."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Golino shows impressive confidence behind the camera, tackling a complex story with patience and empathy."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A visually stunning, superbly acted film with an intelligent and timely screenplay about the right of the human being to make the ultimate decision: ending one's life."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"An intense study of a woman whose faith in her job assisting suicide erodes."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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