Keeping Mum (2006)

Keeping Mum (2006)

Keeping Mum (2006)

A very British, genial, black comedy (if that makes sense). Mr Bean plays a Rev. Walter Goodfellow who saves his passion for the Sunday sermon. So his wife (Scott Thomas), desperate for a bit of action, has a fling with golf instructor Patrick Swayze. Meanwhile, his daughter is sleeping around and his son's being bullied. British screen vet Maggie Smith plays the serial-killing housekeeper, who takes it upon herself to solve the problems that beset the household. Her methods prove somewhat homicidal.

2006103 minsUK
Comedy
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Review

A surprisingly funny film with plenty of laughs for people young and old. Set in a typical english village with typical english characters this movie will please its viewers (english or not). Rowan Atkinson is great as the minister in the local church preparing for a big Christian convention seeking the assistance of the internet to write his speech. All...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Rather dark, decidedly English and exceedingly well played, "Keeping Mum" is a neatly crafted black comedy with more than a nod in tone toward the Ealing classic "The Ladykillers." Strongly cast, with Kristin Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith both at the top of their game...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Despite a likeable cast and bursts of wit, this fails to work its darker comic themes into its picture of flawed-but-loveable rural Britain. You?d be better off watching The Vicar Of Dibley...

2.0
BBC

BBC

press

Mainstream British comedies are notoriously difficult to get right - too often they're simply poor copies of Hollywood pap - which is why Keeping Mum really is something to shout about... Waking Ned meets Serial Mom in the genial and genuinely funny British black comedy ...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Rather dark, decidedly English and exceedingly well played, "Keeping Mum" is a neatly crafted black comedy with more than a nod in tone toward the Ealing classic "The Ladykillers." Strongly cast, with Kristin Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith both at the top of their game...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Despite a likeable cast and bursts of wit, this fails to work its darker comic themes into its picture of flawed-but-loveable rural Britain. You?d be better off watching The Vicar Of Dibley...

2.0
BBC

BBC

press

Mainstream British comedies are notoriously difficult to get right - too often they're simply poor copies of Hollywood pap - which is why Keeping Mum really is something to shout about... Waking Ned meets Serial Mom in the genial and genuinely funny British black comedy ...

4.0

Review

A surprisingly funny film with plenty of laughs for people young and old. Set in a typical english village with typical english characters this movie will please its viewers (english or not). Rowan Atkinson is great as the minister in the local church preparing for a big Christian convention seeking the assistance of the internet to write his speech. All...

4.0