Keeping Mum

Keeping Mum

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Director: Niall Johnson

Cast: Niall Johnson, Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

     
 

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Niall Johnson's comedy Keeping Mum concerns the family of a vicar who are beset by a variety of problems. Reverend Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson) is a well-meaning but hapless religious figure in his town. His son, Petey, is a wimp, forever terrorized at school. His daughter, Holly, enjoys the company of a variety of different boyfriends. Wife Gloria

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Niall Johnson's comedy Keeping Mum concerns the family of a vicar who are beset by a variety of problems. Reverend Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson) is a well-meaning but hapless religious figure in his town. His son, Petey, is a wimp, forever terrorized at school. His daughter, Holly, enjoys the company of a variety of different boyfriends. Wife Gloria (Kristin Scott Thomas) has had enough of her husband and is considering leaving him for a golf teacher (Patrick Swayze). The family starts to come back together after hiring housekeeper Grace (Maggie Smith), a woman who knows a thing or two about keeping secrets.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2010
UPC:
9339065004625
Original Release:
2005
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rowan Atkinson Reverend Walter Goodfellow
Kristin Scott Thomas Gloria Goodfellow
Maggie Smith Grace Hawkins
Patrick Swayze Lance
Tamsin Egerton Holly Goodfellow
Toby Parkes Petey Goodfellow
Liz Smith Mrs. Parker
Emilia Fox Rosemary "Rosie" Jones
James Booth Mr. Brown
Patrick Monckton Bob, pond workman
Rowley Irlam Ted, pond workman
Vivienne Moore Mrs. Martin
Murray McArthur Vicars' Convention Master of Ceremonies
Andrew S. W. Thomas Actor
Morgan Gower Reverend Campbell
Rupert Simonian Billy Martin, the bully
Alex MacQueen Train Ticket Colllector
Paul Viragh Policeman on train
Anthony Denham Police Interrogator
Roger Hammond The Judge
Thomas D. Jones Mark, boyfriend 1
Jack Ryan David, boyfriend 2
Nazim Kourgli Grant The Goth, Boyfriend 3
Jack Zimmerman Jeremy Z, boyfriend 4
Terry Alderton TV Chat Show Presenter
David Schaal TV Chat Show Pundit
Chrissie Cotterill TV Chat Show Pundit
Rory Dorling Billy Martin's Gang
James Galloway Billy Martin's Gang
Max Murley Billy Martin's Gang
Kelly Clarence the Dog
Steve Sidwell Conductor

Technical Credits
Niall Johnson Director,Screenwriter
Steve Christian Executive Producer
Andrea Clark Casting
Darren Evans Makeup
Gavin Finney Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Ray Freeborn Production Manager
Peter Fudakowski Associate Producer
David Garrett Executive Producer
Guy Heeley Asst. Director
Guy Heley Asst. Director
Dickon Hinchliffe Score Composer
Laurence Kaye Musical Direction/Supervision
Simon Lamont Art Director
Nicola Matthews Makeup
Brendan Nicholson Sound/Sound Designer
Bertil Ohlsson Executive Producer
Julia Palau Producer
Steve Paton Special Effects Supervisor
Matthew Payne Producer
Victoria Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Victoria Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Russo Original Story,Screenwriter
Robin Sales Editor
Crispian Sallis Production Designer
Marc Samuelson Executive Producer
Anne Sheehan Executive Producer
Richard Street Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Trevis Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Wilkinson Executive Producer
Nigel Wooll Co-producer
Jeremy Zimmerman Casting

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Keeping Mum 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
GoldenGryffin More than 1 year ago
The BEST movie you'll ever see. I love Maggie Smith in this film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
KEEPING MUM is a little British pastiche of a film based on a story by Richard Russo and adapted for the screen by Niall Johnson who also directs. It is one of those little 'comedies' Sir Alec Guinness made endearing, comedy touched with the morbid, but allowing the completed meal to be wholly palatable. Opening with a note '43 years earlier' we see a charming and attractive young pregnant woman (Emilia Fox) boarding a train somewhere in England, her only odd characteristic is her large trunk which is seeping blood: the trunk contains the bodies of the girl's husband and mistress and she is carted off to detention. Jump to the present (or 43 years later) and in a little English village the Vicar, Reverend Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson) tends to his flock and is frustrated with writing a speech for a convention, paying more attention to his clerical duties than to his frustrated wife Gloria (Kristin Scott Thomas), his philandering daughter Holly (the beautiful Tamsin Egerton) and his bullied son Petey (Toby Parkes). Holly is having an affair with her lothario golf pro Lance (Patrick Swayze) and in general the family is disheveled - until they hire Grace Hawkins (the inimitable Maggie Smith) who takes up residence with them, her only possession being her 'trunk'. Grace has her own manner of taking care of distasteful issues: she simply eliminates them and throws them in a pond growing algae. She gradually breaks the news that Holly, an orphan as a child, is the progeny of Grace's pregnancy when she was imprisoned and proceeds to correct the various messes the Goodfellow family has been facing: she peppers the Vicar's sermons with jokes, increasing his congregation and dispenses with the vicar's headache parishioner Mrs. Parker (Liz Smith) she renews the marital fidelity to Gloria and the Vicar, disposing of Lance she handles the school problems of Petey and the boy problems of Holly. Her trunk ends up being a Pandora's Box for the village and the family! With a thoroughly delightful cast of pros, settings that are picture perfect, a script that always retains humor even in the most odd circumstances, and a musical score that underlines the flavor of the tale, KEEPING MUM is a delight to watch. Deep it is not, but it is a warmly funny though strange little movie that is a crowd pleaser. Grady Harp
Schmitti More than 1 year ago
Absolutely hilarious. Maggie Smith is fabulous as the shady housekeeper, moving in with the village reverend's family, played by Rowan Atkinson, a.k.a. Mr. Bean, who is comletely dovoted to his flock, while quite oblivious to the woes of his own family. While Patrick Swayze seems out of place in this cast and storyline, he certainly pulls off the role of the sleezy Texas Cowboy quite well. Very funny, poignant and entertaining. And don't miss the outtakes.
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