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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
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The two books that are read aloud in the movie are "Madame Bovary" by Gustav Flaubert and the novel "The Rover" by Joseph Conrad. 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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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Monday
Written by Jill Answell
Courtesy of de Wolfe Music
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8 September 2016 | by tommywindhamSee all my reviews

Very good screenplay. "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 fifteen years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever (copied from IMDb). Was blessed be invited to the Premier. Very well directed, Eddie is magnificent in his roll as Mr. Church (Oscar performance). One of the better movies you will see this year. Madison Wolfe who plays young Poppy is fantastic. Believe me you will see her in the future. Very talented actress. This film will make you cry. Lucy Fry plays the older Poppy and just kills it. You will see her in the future films as well. Make sure you see this film. It will uplift you.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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