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Keeping Mum (2005)

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.

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Cast

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Toby Parkes ...
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Mrs. Parker
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Rosie Jones
James Booth ...
Mr. Brown
Patrick Monckton ...
Bob - Pond Workman
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Ted - Pond Workman
Vivienne Moore ...
Mrs. Martin
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Vicar's Convention Master of Ceremonies
Morgan Gower ...
Reverend Campbell
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Billy Martin the Bully
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Storyline

Walter Goodfellow, the vicar for the small English country parish of Little Wallop, has allowed his marriage to Gloria go stale, and he is so detached from his family that he has not taken notice that his 17-year-old daughter Holly is going through a succession of relationships with unsuitable boyfriends, and his son Petey fears going to school owing to being bullied. Out of desperation for affection, Gloria begins to fall for the advances of Lance, an American golf pro who is giving her "private" lessons. The problems upsetting the family start to fade away after Grace Hawkins, the new housekeeper, arrives and starts tending to matters as an older, and rather darkly mysterious version of Mary Poppins. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Schweigen ist Silber - Vergraben ist Gold (Silence is silver, but burying is golden) See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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6 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az eltakarítónő  »

Box Office

Budget:

$169,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£645,886 (UK) (2 December 2005)

Gross:

$1,618,957 (USA) (19 January 2007)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of Patrick Swayze's final movie roles, 4 years prior to his death on 14 September 2009 from pancreatic cancer. See more »

Goofs

The blue Volvo family car parked outside of school has mud on its front-right door, but one minute later it's clean. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Goodfellow: Now, let me get this straight. My son is rid of his bullies, my husband has become a comedian and my nymphomaniac daughter has discovered cookery.
[looks up and whispers]
Gloria Goodfellow: What's going on?
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Connections

Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Did You Ever Wonder Why?
(2005)
Produced and Written by Dickon Hinchliffe
Sung by Dickon Hinchliffe and Cara Dillon
Guitar: Neil Fraser
Engineered by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios and Mat Bartram at Angel Studios
Mixed by Ian Caple
Published by Keeping Mum Productions Ltd
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Wonderful and unexpected enjoyment
4 February 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

We went along not really knowing anything about this film or seeing anything. My daughters 16, 25 and wife tagged along.

surprise a simple and not overly taxing film to watch we all enjoyed the black comedy and did not expect the end. We did say to each other how can they end this film on a happy note. Will it just end in disaster? They carried it off perfectly and we left feeling that we had our moneys worth, and discussing the deeper meaning portrayed therein.

The treatment of death, happiness and how to get rid of our neighbor's dog!

Rowan ATkinson we surprisingly good and played his part as an almost straight vicar very well and we thought there was a good mixture of good bad and evil strewn about the film.

Not a taxing film to watch, make a good entertainment as so many try to involve you in a complex plot you have to be constantly remembering who was that.


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