Keeping Mum

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: September 29, 2006 (limited)
DVD: February 20, 2007

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Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Parkes

Synopsis

Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson), the well meaning vicar of the parish of Little Wallop, is so obsessed with writing the perfect sermon that he is oblivious to his wife Gloria’s (Kristin Scott Thomas) dalliance with her brash golf instructor Lance (Patrick Swayze): neither does he notice that his daughter Holly (Tamsin Egerton) has a different boyfriend every week, and his young son Petey (Toby Parkes) is the whipping boy for the school bullies.

Gloria feels her life is spiraling out of control. She is sick of the incessant barking of the dog next door, her loveless marriage and her adolescent kids’ escapades – she prays every night for salvation. Enter Grace (Maggie Smith), the answer to the family’s prayers: a sweet grey haired old lady, the charming and the discreet new housekeeper, who has her own unique definition of keeping house – and a very unusual way of solving problems.

Director: Niall Johnson
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Julia Palau, Matthew Payne
Screenplay: Niall Johnson, Richard Russo
Official Site: www.keepingmumthemovie.com

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