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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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Mrs. Parker
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Rosie Jones
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Mr. Brown
Patrick Monckton ...
Bob - Pond Workman
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Mrs. Martin
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Vicar's Convention Master of Ceremonies
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Reverend Campbell
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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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They took her in. Now she's taking them out. 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)  »

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De Bico Calado  »

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$169,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£645,886 (UK) (2 December 2005)

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$1,618,957 (USA) (19 January 2007)
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UK area code 01632 is not allocated to any area and is reserved especially for fictional use in films, TV programmes and books.

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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 »

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Grace Hawkins: It was a simple misunderstanding. It could happen to anyone.
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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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Charming comedy, beautifully played.
3 December 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this gentle comedy which as other reviews have mentioned is in the best traditions of British film comedy, pre "Carry On". The action is gentle paced and contains no surprises, as the plot opener spells out the likely twists and turns. The characters are stock British parts, almost "off the peg". It is not a film for belly laughs but the comedy is there, but not from Rowan Atkinson who plays the role of vicar with as straight a bat as one could wish. The other well knows actors all ham it up beautifully and the Isle of Man looks wonderful and, like the film, twenty years out of date. I particularly liked Patrick Swayze's reptilian lothario and Maggie Smith was her usual immaculate self.


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