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Mr. Church (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 16 September 2016 (USA)
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"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

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Eddie Larson
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"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

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He was the one person she could always count on.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$338,378, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

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$685,143, 23 October 2016
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This is the first film Eddie Murphy has done in four years. See more »

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A hand model's hand was visibly used in the shot where Charlie is seated on a bench browsing a magazine. Charlie can be seen browsing the magazine with full view of her hands, yet after Eddie comments "Sure", it cuts to another woman's hands resting on the page. See more »

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Charlie: I had no where to go and for the first time, I realized I had no one.
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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) See more »

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Written by Marty Balin, Joey Covington and Victor Smith
Performed by Marty Balin (as Martin Balin)
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company
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Eddie Murphy's redemption
18 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Mr. Church" tells the story of a little girl, her dying mother and the man contracted to cook for them during the 6 months the mother is supposed to live. What happens is the bonding of these people into a family relationship.

Not your typical BCR approved story, but it is well worth the watch. Since there are no CGI car-fights or gun-chases, it is doubtful it will get much advertising dollars nor wide distribution.

Eddie Murphy, once well known for his over-the-top rancor (and his not recent flops, this is his 1st movie in 4 years)plays the role of Mr Church eloquently using relatively few words. As he relies on facial expressions and mannerisms to convey his character, the few words he uses have much impact.

Its a good view, "Mr Church" provides 104 minutes of respite especially for those weary of whiny self-absorbed interest groups, butt-hurt snowflakes seeking avenues to channel their 'triggers', and extremely polarized political arenas.


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