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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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

Its working title was Cook but was retitled to Henry Joseph Church, the full name of Murphy's character, before being retitled to Mr. Church. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie goes out with Owen, a modern trolley-bus can be seen passing in the distance. 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

Fantasy
Written by Eddie del Barrio, Maurice White and Verdine White
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sweet and authentic
15 January 2019 | by dmdcheneySee all my reviews

Mr. Church is sweet and authentic from the first word to the last. It is well-paced and devoid of drag with steller performances turned out by all players. Mr. Church demonstrates that while we may be on a linear path from birth to death, within that trajectory are full circle loops taking us from one gestalt to the next. It reminds us too how we make a difference in the lives of others and they in ours. Mr. Church was Eddy Murphy's movie to deliver and that he did. Unlike books which are meant to be read from beggining to end, sometimes the stories are better understood when we start from the end and work our way back.


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Details

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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