Keeping Mum (2005) (C)
"Witty, sly, devilishly-funny, with bravura performances."
Jeffrey Lyons, NBC's Reel Talk.
Rowan Atkinson stars as an absent-minded pastor of a rural parish who is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his wife's (Kristin Scott Thomas) dalliance with her brash golf instructor (Patrick Swayze), his daughter's parade of new boyfriends, and his young son's regular trouncing by the school bullies.
Enter their charming new housekeeper, Grace (Maggie Smith), the answer to the family's prayers: a sweet old lady with her own distinctive definition of cleaning house - and a very unusual way of solving problems. -- (C) ThinkFilm, 2005, UK.
Starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Parkes, Liz Smith, and Emilia Fox.
Directed by Niall Johnson.
"Rather dark, decidedly English and exceedingly well-played, Keeping Mum is neatly crafted black comedy... with Kristin Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith both at the top of their game."
Derek Elley, Variety.
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