Keeping Mum

Keeping Mum

DVD - 2006
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An absent-minded vicar of a rural parish is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his wife's dalliance with her brash golf instructor, his daughter's parade of new boyfriends, and his young son's regular trouncing by the school's bullies. Enter their new housekeeper, Grace, the answer to the family's prayers. Grace is a sweet old lady with her own distinctive definition of cleaning house, with an unusual way of solving every day problems.

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swyckl
Aug 02, 2017

I liked this DVD. It has a sad ending. I found the story funny. The script is strong. It is well acted. It is not good for all ages. Sexual scenes are subtle enough for a younger audience. There is some violence. I like Maggie Smith as an actress.

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firefly5
Jan 20, 2017

Maggie Smith is a gem! This is a delightful movie, good characters, charming plot and wonderful entertainment.

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desid11
Oct 31, 2014

i loved this movie! gorgeous scenery of an english village, the coast in cornwall, and the isle of man. funny, quirky characters. rowan atkinson is a very versatile actor, here much different from his black adder or mr. bean character. a bit of black hunour, very british there too. i just stumbledupon this movie and enjoyed it immensely (watched in twice). and maggie smith? what a charming and evil character she can be.
highly recommended.

jclterrib Aug 14, 2014

Fun British comedy! Grace is not Mary Poppins. Thoroughly enjoyed Roman Atkinson.

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calico73
Sep 07, 2013

This dark comedy is a gem in the tradition of the British Ealing Studios releases of the 1950's. Wonderfully written and perfectly acted by a great cast. Hilarious throughout. Highly recommended.

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ausnos
May 27, 2012

Unlike my predecessors, I did not like this film because of its dryness and failure to keep me interested. It was nice, however, to see Patrick Swayze and Rowan Atkinson. I don't know...I just didn't appreciate this film as much as I thought I would.

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canarymom
Dec 31, 2011

a delightful film! The bumbling English vicar works on a big sermon while murder is afoot in his home!

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NanaPat
Feb 13, 2011

If you're familiar with Rowan Atkinson,don't expect to see his usual over the top style. This is a light hearted black comedy with a sprinkling of British 'double meaning' comments. Maggie Smith andKristin Scott Thomas are a delight to watch as always. There is brief nudity a few times in this film. Patrick Swayze's portral of a slightly sleezy and somewhat overly excited golf pro is dead on.(after you see this film you'll understand why I'm saying "parden the pun". For those females who don't really want to watch the movie but love to gawk at Patrick Swayze ; just fast forward to the 'rendezvous scene " in the fisherman's shack. He's in terrific shape , tanned to show off his six pack and wearing only a thong!!! The "R" rating on the cover is appropriate . If you enjoy British humour , you'll at least get a kick out of this one.

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Jun 08, 2010

Brilliant British comedy. Mum has a unique way of solving any problem that arises.

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NanaPat
Feb 13, 2011

Coarse Language: The "F" bomb gets dropped a few times and using the Lord's Name in vain slips out as well ; but not too heavy handed with the cursing.

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NanaPat
Feb 13, 2011

Sexual Content: One purpose of the movie revolves around TRYING to have an illicit sexualy affair. There are bits of brief nudity; suitable and necassary for the film.

nadian Jan 26, 2008

Violence: Minor comic violence

nadian Jan 26, 2008

Sexual Content: Brief sexual encounters and some nudity

nadian Jan 26, 2008

Coarse Language: Mature language used throughout film

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NanaPat
Feb 13, 2011

NanaPat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

nadian Jan 26, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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NanaPat
Feb 13, 2011

" HILARIOUS...FROTHY .GOOD -HEARTED FUN"
Jack Matthews , New York Daily News

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NanaPat
Feb 13, 2011

"neatly crafted black comedy"
Derek Elley ,Variety.

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NanaPat
Feb 13, 2011

Absent minded rural pastor ( Rowan Atkinson) is so completely distracted by his work that he doesn't notice wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) desperately trying to have an affair with her over zealous , sleezy golf instructor (Patrick Swayze) He is completely oblivious to his daughter's constant change in boyfriends and his young son's consistent suffering at the hands of the entire gang of school bullies . Grace ,the new housekeeper ( Maggie Smith ) arrives and things begin to change and people begin to disappear. Grace has a secret that can no longer be hidden .

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