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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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... Henry Church
... Charlie
... Marie
... Owen
... Poppy
... Eddie Larson
... Izzy (as McKenna Grace)
... Young Charlie
... Young Poppy
... Young Owen
Kathleen McMartin ... Mrs. Dickerman
Sara Shearer ... Gibby
... Doctor
... Waitress
... 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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He was the one person she could always count on.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements

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11 November 2016 (Netherlands)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$338,378, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$685,143, 23 October 2016
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1.78 : 1
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Eddie Murphy was replacing Samuel L. Jackson, who was meant to play Mr. Church first. See more »

Goofs

As Charlie and her mom approach the bus stop on the first morning Mr. Church arrives, a light blue 1975 Ford Granada turns the corner. The year in the movie was supposed to be 1971. The car went on to appear in the movie 2 more times. See more »

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Charlie: People act strange around death. There are those who talk about everything... but the person who died. Those who talk about only the person who died. Those who try to cheer you up. And those who can't help but make you cry. And then there are those who say nothing at all. Because they don't have to
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Features Gulliver's Travels (1939) See more »

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So You Think You're Cute
Written and Performed by Billy Taylor
Courtesy of H.R.S. Recordings
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Wow! When was the last time Eddie Murphy was in a movie this good!?
18 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

I went to my local theater and saw a poster for Mr. Church, with Eddie Murphy's face as big as day on it. Never even herd of this movie and the lack of campaigning from anywhere was strange for me as I sill feel Murphy has that movie star status, but he chooses to do this very quiet under the radar film, that's totally worth seeing.

It's a story told by Charlotte Brooks, a young girl living with her mother, who had a relationship with a married man and got written into his will, that a cook, played by Murphy would prepare meals for her until she dies, which was supposed to be in six mouths do to breast cancer but ended up being way longer and the experience would create a lifelong friendship for all evolved.

Very heart pulling motion picture about the type of friendships that you make with certain people that make them family.

Eddie Murphy picked real good with this one. He could have some new legs in his career if he plays his cards right. After all, Sam Jackson and Morgan Freeman are not getting any younger, and Hollywood will be looking for someone to take their place.

It's definitely a departure greatly from what you expect from Murphy. Not the adult laughs of Beverly Hills Cop or the family get together of the Nutty Professor. Murphy might be on the poster but he takes the role of supporting Britt Roberson as she tells Charlotte Brooks story, but his performance is not phoned in at all, showcasing the magic that made him a force worth seeing back in the day.

I'm very impress as I did not think I would get an amazing film out of Mr. Church.


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