Mr. Church (2016)
A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Good movie but grossly overrated
Absolutely the worst movie.
When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
Oh, I discovered that I can produce manly tears too. And I did so for about an hour, during this movie. Very recommended.
Do not want to give away any spoilers here. Just have to say that this movie is absolutely beautiful. Bravo Eddie Murphy and entire cast. Kept my wife and I on the verge of tears for the duration. Just beautiful! Thanks!!
This is not a film about church, worship or religion. This is a very touching film about a friendship between a young white child and a black cook. The fact the color differences are not talked about in the film I applaud the writer and the director. This was a great film and I was pleasantly surprised. The title I think should have been different as it some people may think the film is about an actual church or religion. Even though it is not a religious film per say it does border on a amazing film with great Christian values like Love, Friendship, Humility, Sharing, Caring, Patience, Grief, death. It was very nice to see Eddie Murphy in a dramatic role and he did a great job. I wish it was advertised better as Eddie Murphy could have or should have been nominated for an award for his portrayal of Mr. Henry Church. Kudos to the writers, director and cast for an amazing feel good movie.
I usually write those reviews for "extreme" reasons. If everybody hated a movie and I didn't. Or the other way round. Turns out there is another reason. When an actor who was once a star "comes back" with a stellar performance. Mr. Church is that film.Murphy delivers a heart wearming performance. He is the soul of the movie. I guess we will never know why Murphy so rarely appears on the screen but If you watch him here you can't help yourself wanting to see him more often.Don't get me wrong. This movie has problems and it is corny, sometimes a bit too much. But it is a film for families about families and a heartwarming one at that. Thats why it surely is no 10 rating but also no 4, 3, 2 or even 1 rating. If you want something for the family, if you like films like Forrest Gump and if you like Murphy, this is your movie.One thing I wanted to say when I read the official critics. They complain about an Afro-American being the servant. If you think that, you clearly didn't get the movie at all. He is basically father, husband. grandfather in one person. So if you saw him as a servant, you should really think about what that says about you.