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Keeping Mum (2005)

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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.

Director:

Niall Johnson

Writers:

Richard Russo (screenplay), Niall Johnson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan Atkinson ... Walter Goodfellow
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Gloria Goodfellow
Maggie Smith ... Grace Hawkins
Patrick Swayze ... Lance
Tamsin Egerton ... Holly Goodfellow
Toby Parkes Toby Parkes ... Petey Goodfellow
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Parker
Emilia Fox ... Rosie Jones
James Booth ... Mr. Brown
Patrick Monckton Patrick Monckton ... Bob - Pond Workman
Rowley Irlam Rowley Irlam ... Ted - Pond Workman
Vivienne Moore Vivienne Moore ... Mrs. Martin
Murray McArthur ... Vicar's Convention Master of Ceremonies
Morgan Gower Morgan Gower ... Reverend Campbell
Rupert Simonian ... Billy Martin the Bully
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA | Isle Of Man

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secrets de famille See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$169,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£645,886 (United Kingdom), 4 December 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,112, 17 September 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,618,957, 21 January 2007
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Technical Specs

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(dvd) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of Patrick Swayze's final movie roles, four years prior to his death on September 14, 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: I wonder if he's found that dog yet.
Grace Hawkins: Oh, Mr Brown's on holiday.
Gloria Goodfellow: Oh? Where?
Grace Hawkins: I think he said 'down under'.
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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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User Reviews

 
a wonderful British black comedy
2 December 2005 | by news-121See all my reviews

highly entertaining, good black comedy.

What seems like a perfect setting in middle england, with Rowan Atkinson who plays the local vicar.

But all is not perfect in the family, with his wife yearning for more fun in life & his daughter getting too much fun & his son being bullied at school.

The vicar has lost his sense of humour over the years.

Things all change with the arrival of the new housekeeper, played by Maggie Smith.

A surprising role for Patrick Swayze as the local gold pro but played well.

Good fun film


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