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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.

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Bruce Beresford

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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
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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.

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Taglines:

He was the one person she could always count on.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements

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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:

$338,378, 16 September 2016

Gross USA:

$685,143
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson was originally chosen for the lead role but was later replaced with Eddie Murphy. Jackson had a small role in "Coming To America" in which Murphy starred together with Arsenio Hall. (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Church and Charlie eat Apple Jacks at restaurant, you can see some green Apple Jacks in Charlie's bowl. Owing to the fact that this scene takes place in 1980, they were only orange. Thus it wouldn't be until 1998, they added green ones. See more »

Quotes

Marie: Charlie, Charlie wait. I am angry, too. You give birth to this tiny innocent little thing and you think, 'My God... , Oh my God, help me protect her.' And that is what you spend every waking moment doing. And then one day you wake up and you've got cancer. And you realize, my God, oh my God, what she will need the most protection from is your own life slipping away from her. But you love her so much. And you just want to smother her with love, and hugs, and words. With every moment you've got ...
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Featured in Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) See more »

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Rhythmic Healing
Written by Mo Foster and Kim Goody
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Best Heartfelt Movie in a very long time
22 October 2017 | by arizona-43561See all my reviews

Best heartfelt movie I have seen in a long time. Hollywood finally got it right. This is the kind of movie that hardworking people want to see. Not the trash at theater's now days. Great messages, one will experience all feelings and, yes, people can be friends. Eddie Murphy is excellent in this role.


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