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Mr. Church (2016)

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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.

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writer:

Susan McMartin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Henry Church
Britt Robertson ... Charlie
Natascha McElhone ... Marie
Xavier Samuel ... Owen
Lucy Fry ... Poppy
Christian Madsen ... Eddie Larson
Mckenna Grace ... Izzy (as McKenna Grace)
Natalie Coughlin ... Young Charlie
Madison Wolfe ... Young Poppy
Lincoln Melcher ... Young Owen
Kathleen McMartin Kathleen McMartin ... Mrs. Dickerman
Sara Shearer Sara Shearer ... Gibby
Kelly Lester ... Doctor
Aileen Burdock ... Waitress
Michael Leone ... Michael
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Storyline

"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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cook See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$338,378, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$685,143, 23 October 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson was originally chosen for the lead role but was later replaced with Eddie Murphy. Jackson had a small role in "Coming To America" in which Murphy starred together with Arsenio Hall. (1988). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Charlie: My Mama had been the sun to me. I basked in her warmth. I remember wanting to wake up in the morning just to see her. But now that sun was on fire, seemed to burn everything in sight. If I got too close, my skin stung. But Mr. Church, he could walk right through her blaze without so much as a singe. He was like the moon. Cool, calm, and always there. So I learned to turn away from the sun, and face the moon.
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Features Gulliver's Travels (1939) See more »

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Written by Claudio Spiewak
Courtesy of Pennybank Tunes
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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Excellent movie
23 October 2016 | by sheldog-57864See all my reviews

I am so sad that this movie hasn't been advertised like other movies. I happen to find it on a whim. In this crazy world, this movie helps you remember that there are still good people who truly care, who are selfless. Eddie Murphy deserves an Oscar and so does the movie. I wasn't familiar with the young lady who acted with him. The character Charlotte

showed acceptance, love, hope and friendship. What a true friend really is and should be. This movie sees past racial lines and shows love. Best movie I have seen this year. It pulls at your heart strings. It is a must see.


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