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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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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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They took her in. Now she's taking them out. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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

Bob: [discussing the problem of the pond] So there's really just the one option.
Reverend Walter Goodfellow: Yes, there's, um, just the one option.
Gloria Goodfellow: Which is?
Bob: Drain it.
Gloria Goodfellow: Drain it.
[pauses]
Gloria Goodfellow: Shall I put the kettle on?
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Connections

Featured in Keeping Mum: Funnies (2006) 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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Funny, sweet, heartwarming, refreshing
15 February 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie is - in my humble opinion - a gem absolutely worth watching, and watching, and watching again. I found it genuinely funny, and laughed the whole movie through (and judging from the decibel level in the cinema the people around me enjoyed it too. :) It was refreshing, and gave me much of the same feeling as when I first saw Ocean's Eleven... it's one of those 'they don't make movies like these anymore' (only they do - sometimes), if you know what I mean. I thoroughly enjoyed myself! I was especially impressed by the performance of Rowan Atkinson, who plays a more down-to-earth character than I'm used to seeing him play, and I think it suits him very well. He doesn't reduce the good reverend to a clown, but makes him sweet, realistic and lovable. Kudos also to Kristen Scott Thomas, who gives Gloria a heart, and the ever so amazing Dame Maggie Smith, who gives Rosie a soul. Bottom line: I recommend it wholeheartedly!


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