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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Keeping Mum - Delicious British Black Comedy

What would you get if you merged Mary Poppins with So I Married an Axe Murderer? Keeping Mum (2005). A little delightful English movie with a stellar cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Patrick Swayze, Keeping Mum is in the best tradition of Black Comedy.

A country vicar who has lost his way, a lonely wife who is fooling around with her American golf pro, their nymphomaniacal teenage daughter, their bullied young son—they all get a little help finding their way from the sweet new housekeeper, aptly named Grace. It's a quirky film, great for a quiet night's entertainment. While not epic or earth-shattering, it's certainly worth the rental. B+

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Blogger SzélsőFa said...

I will try it.
I loved Johnny English with R. Atkinson!

June 21, 2007 5:23 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

Have a nice Midsummer ! I'm heading to Lake Lummene. The plan is to return next Sunday as a true Arctic Beauty :) Remember to do Midsummer spells !

June 21, 2007 8:41 AM  
Blogger Mophia said...

ummm... wow >.>

June 22, 2007 10:15 AM  

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