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Keeping Mum

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Macabre Mary Poppins Nov. 20 2009
By Kona TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson), the vicar of a small village in England is too preoccupied and befuddled with his job to pay any attention to his wife (Kristin Scott Thomas), so she has an affair with her golf teacher (Patrick Swayze) while his kids are lost and in trouble. Then a new housekeeper (Maggie Smith) enters their lives and all their problems seem to disappear.

I didn't know what to expect from this movie and was puzzled in the beginning but ended up liking it. It's a dark comedy that's exceedingly dry and subtle, more sinister than comedic, and very British in tone. The cast, led by the marvelous Maggie Smith, is superb and they hold your interest even when the story is at times odd and confusing. The location photography is gorgeous. This is definitely not a laugh-out-loud comedy, but is ultimately sweet and clever. 3.5 stars.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping Mum Feb. 9 2007
By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Just saw this at the movies. My daughter and I were still talking about it all the way home and revisiting the outrageously funny scenes. I noticed others walking home were talking about it too. To me that's the indicator of a well-enjoyed black comedy. Maggie Smith is, as usual, at her finest and reminded me of Gosford Park with her dry wit.

I won't spoil the suprise ending but will say this movies is a fabulous mass of contadictions which won't seem suprising until the end. It has the dicotomy of a Mary Poppins like figure (the hired housekeeper) who "fixes" the family, but who the audience knows is also a notorious "trunk murderess" who has just been released from an institute for the criminally insane. The family, of course, do not know making the audience co-conspiritors in the outrageously funny movie.

A special treat is the constant play on words (as a scholar and a writer myself I had a blast picking them all out and I'm happy to report I missed a couple until my daughter and I reviewed it coming home. The name of the little British village is Little Wallop (population 57) means nothing until you see the behaviour of the nanny/housekeeper. Even the title is a play on words encompasing the whole film.

The Brits have black comedy down to an art compared to Hollywood although I must admit Grose Point Blank is a fine American effort but this one has Bandits beat and i own both. I plan to own "Keeping Mum" soon. By the way, speaking of Americans, Patrick Swayze is in it as the lecherous lover and camps it up to perfection. All the other actors are British and famous in their own right. It took me a few minutes to realize the vicor was The Black Adder in disguise.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So funny Nov. 16 2013
By ycs
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Love this movie. Had not heard of it until I saw it online. Great cast...great plot. You will love it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good movie. Dec 27 2012
By Mr. T
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This movie has some very interesting twists and surprises. It also reminds us that we need to look after each other, not take each other for granted and that we must always be on guard for those we would never suspect.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Comedy Oct. 16 2012
By Cynthia
Format:DVD
Now this is really odd, seeing Mr Bean as a British Vicar, alongside Patrick Swayze as the local golf stud. Maggie Smith is delightful in her role, and all in all, it really is a funny film with a true black humour ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars will return April 15 2014
By John
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disappointed, we didn't even finish it. Cheap sex and nudity. And we like the two actors so much, a pity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So British Jan. 3 2014
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Maggie Smith what can I say. The humour is so British I loved it I was sorry when it ended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mum's the word. Dec 15 2012
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Who would think Rowan Atkinson would be primarily the straight man except for a few wee bits? Maggie Smith delightful as always. A great bit of dark English humour in keeping with the fine tradition. Enjoyed it immensely. Recommend it to anyone who "gets" British humour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
just too damn funny for words.
what a great cast.
what a fun film
great story
great cast
Published 4 days ago by dr myke
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wow what a good mystery. good British humor
Published 6 days ago by SandyJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very funny English movie.
Published 12 days ago by Fred McClelland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this Film, A kind of light Black Comedy.
Published 14 days ago by John.A.adams.
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the movie very much
This was a very catchy and enjoyable movie. I enjoyed the movie very much. Maggie Smith as always played a great part.
Published 1 month ago by Ecee Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
toujours aussi actuel, un film qui vieillit bien
Published 1 month ago by M. Lavallee
5.0 out of 5 stars but it was a good movie, has great humor
Quite a diversion for Maggie Smith, but it was a good movie, has great humor, wort watching if you like Maggie Smith.
Published 1 month ago by Vicki Rigsby
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR ME
I didn't like this at all. Don't know why except I personally do not like the fellow who is Mr. Bean and had I noticed he was in it would probably not have bought it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by caseygirl
4.0 out of 5 stars A present for my Mum
Gave this to my Mum for her amusement and we both enjoyed watching it. Kind of outrageous but you can't beat British humour, I think.
Published 2 months ago by Cynthia Taylor-Luce
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping Mum
This movie was great. I love any movie with Maggie Smith in it, she is a wonderful actress. Rowan Atkinson is also a great actor. A great movie for a good laugh.
Published 3 months ago by N.
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