• Keeping Mum (2006)

Keeping Mum

Release Date: September 29th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2007

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson), vicar of the British village Little Wallop, is busy composing the perfect sermon. So busy, in fact, that he fails to notice his bored wife's (Kristin Scott Thomas) flirtation with her American golf instructor (Patrick Swayze), his daughter's revolving set of boyfriends, or his son's status as the favorite target of bullies. Enter Grace Hawkins (Maggie Smith), the new housekeeper, who has a drastic solution to the family's problems.

Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Parkes, Liz Smith, Emilia Fox

Director: Niall Johnson

Genres: Dark comedy

Production Co: Summit Entertainment, Tusk, Isle of Man Film

Keywords: Dark, Son, 2000s, England, Wife, Revenge, Murder, Daughter, Amusing

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Amusing dark English comedy produces its share of chuckles. show more

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    A giddy black comedy about a homicidal housekeeper in rural England, is a hilarious reminder of that 1944 Frank Capra classic about two old maids whose cellar is cluttered with the bodies of would-be suitors. show more

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    In Keeping Mum, the writers poke gentle, broad fun at the absurdities of English country life and manners while creating a cozy malevolence that's all the more engaging because it lies so far from reality. We know we mustn't murder our loathsome neighbors. But how much fun it is to imagine that we might. show more

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