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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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Owen
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Poppy
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Eddie Larson
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Izzy (as McKenna Grace)
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Young Charlie
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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$338,378, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$685,143, 23 October 2016
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1.78 : 1
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The two books that are read aloud in the movie are "Madame Bovary" by Gustav Flaubert and the novel "The Rover" by Joseph Conrad. See more »

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In one of the street scenes in the beginning, they show a Ford Granada in the background, which wasn't introduced until 1975. See more »

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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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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (and Throw Away the Key)
Written by Jimmy Eaton and Terry Shand
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Mr Church is a MUST SEE!
16 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Mr Church was a phenomenal film. Eddie Murphy delivers an Oscar worthy performance and almost certainly will win a Golden Globe. Well paced, written, and acted, this movie will captivate you from beginning to end. Although its predictable, the movie evokes the perfect amount of emotion to visualize the best parts of life's journey. Mr Church is a must see and should not be Ediie Murphy's last serious film role. Britt Robertson is always lovely and is an excellent actress with award winning performances in her future. Perfect start to the Fall film season with this masterful performance by Murphy. His on screen chemistry with Robertson is palpable and the evolution of their relationship over time is heart warming and leaves you wishing we all had a Mr Church in our lives.


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