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Mr. Church (2016)

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"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writer:

Susan McMartin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Henry Church
Britt Robertson ... Charlie
Natascha McElhone ... Marie
Xavier Samuel ... Owen
Lucy Fry ... Poppy
Christian Madsen ... Eddie Larson
Mckenna Grace ... Izzy (as McKenna Grace)
Natalie Coughlin ... Young Charlie
Madison Wolfe ... Young Poppy
Lincoln Melcher ... Young Owen
Kathleen McMartin Kathleen McMartin ... Mrs. Dickerman
Sara Shearer Sara Shearer ... Gibby
Kelly Lester ... Doctor
Aileen Burdock ... Waitress
Michael Leone Michael Leone ... Michael
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Storyline

"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

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He was the one person she could always count on.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the books Mr. Church puts on the shelf is "Death of a Citizen", the first in the famous Matt Helm series by Donald Hamilton. See more »

Goofs

While learning to drive the VW for the first time, the song "Fantasy" by Earth Wind and Fire is playing. The year of the scene is 1977 however, the song did not debut until 1978. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlie: [narrating] Henry Joseph Church could have been anything he wanted to be. He chose to cook. The key, he said? Jazz.
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Featured in Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) See more »

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Written by Ian Henry Marsh
Courtesy of APM Music
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Excellent movie
23 October 2016 | by sheldog-57864See all my reviews

I am so sad that this movie hasn't been advertised like other movies. I happen to find it on a whim. In this crazy world, this movie helps you remember that there are still good people who truly care, who are selfless. Eddie Murphy deserves an Oscar and so does the movie. I wasn't familiar with the young lady who acted with him. The character Charlotte

showed acceptance, love, hope and friendship. What a true friend really is and should be. This movie sees past racial lines and shows love. Best movie I have seen this year. It pulls at your heart strings. It is a must see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cook See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$338,551, 18 September 2016

Gross USA:

$685,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$685,780
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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