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.
Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
"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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October 21, 2016 at 02:11 PM