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

Keeping Mum (2006) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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...

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BBC

BBC

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 ...

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