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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
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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
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 »

Genres:

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:

De Bico Calado  »

Box Office

Budget:

$169,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$949,764 (Europe) (2 December 2005)

Gross:

$1,618,957 (USA) (21 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

When everyone is taking the trunk upstairs, the shadow is visible above Grace's head moving around. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Goodfellow: You can't just go 'round killing people just because you don't approve of them!
Grace Hawkins: You know, that's what my doctors used to say. It was the one point we could never agree on.
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Connections

Referenced in The Lady in the Van (2015) See more »

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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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A seriously entertaining movie
25 February 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I went to this movie looking forward to a mindless comedy. I was very pleasantly surprised. Very! I was first introduced to Rowan Atkinson in the 70's and have only seen him in silly, caricature ( a caricature of himself) type roles and I love him in these roles. But he did an amazing job as a serious, thoughtful (bordering on glum) Vicar, and was absolutely believable as his journey and his attitude changed ... I would never have put him in such a role, but he really pulled it off. I was also surprised, pleasantly, at the intense spiritual undertones (okay, at times overtones) woven throughout this most enjoyable film. It was interesting to see a movie use religion as a backdrop for such a deep look into what (in my humble opinion) is clearly a non-religious aspect of human spirituality.


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