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Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is sterile, so they hire Harvard law student Roger Martin to impregnate Eleanor, but unfortunately Roger falls in love with her. Written by
but it might be best to watch this stinker for laughs. After seeing the distinguished cast list, I was prepared for something much better. Five minutes into the "drama", I was wondering if this was actually a Christopher Guest satiric interpretation of a romantic movie. What a hoot!
No expense was apparently spared on the photography, costumes, locations and scenery - all are beautiful.
Hate to be cynical but I can only surmise that some Hollywood pay-off was involved here, along the lines of if you will direct/appear in/produce this for my girlfriend/boyfriend/niece/nephew/whatever, I will do the same for you.
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