Keeping Mum Reviews
October 12, 2014
Keeping mum is entirely laugh free.
September 1, 2014
Keeping Mum is a good British dark comedy with a lot of stuff to enjoy.
August 18, 2014
Gloria's 'affair' with Lance is irritating rather than risque if it had ended up on the cutting room floor we'd end up with a better and funnier film. There's enough in the script to make you laugh without Lance's interest in Gloria. Between them the rest of the cast could have kept you chuckling all through the film, if not laughing out loud.
July 30, 2014
Even though it suffers from some clichés; like the vicar's wife being sexually unhappy, his daughter being a whore, and the only American in the movie being a sleazebag, at least it tries to make us understand the first issue, by blaming it on God.
But well, I'm fine with a message that tells people to not have a stick up their ass just because they're religious. Can't say that's an non-existent issue.
In general I have trouble respecting characters that cheat on their partner, and honestly, in most movies these kind of people are the "villain", but the movie handled this subject well enough. You won't fault the wife for her past decisions, but at the same time you have to wonder why couples never talk about this and instead cheat away.
But since it was established that the vicar is rather slow, I guess a direct message would be wasted on him. Besides that, that religious stick is very much up his ass. An obvious invitation to intercourse has always been rejected.
It's difficult to watch a movie with characters you know best from a different production; starring a mr. Bean-vicar and a murderous Hogwarts teacher, I enjoyed this movie. I thought it was well done and quite entertaining.
Though, I still wonder about the plausability of the ending and the family's choice not to call the police on the old kook.
July 22, 2014
Great fun, great acting - but way too slow.
February 4, 2014
A verry funny Black comedy
January 23, 2014
Comédie noire sympathique.
January 17, 2014
This is a dark comedy with a strong cast including one of my all-time favourites, Maggie Smith. It took me a while to get into it, but I really enjoyed it once it got going. There were also lots of lovely scenes of Cornwall and The Isle of Man.
January 12, 2014
Charming black comedy, although it has to be said it's a tad predictable. Thankfully Maggie Smith is absolutely brilliant and has perfect comic timing. Worth a watch, even with that silly ending.
October 15, 2013
Un amusant petit film à l'humour britannique à voir jusqu'au bout! :)
August 3, 2013
The premise was interesting enough, but the execution was dull, flat and boring. Most of the performances were fine, Maggie Smith being the obvious stand out. The storyline was predicable though, and the jokes hit or miss. There were also a few missed opportunities for so potentially hilarious moments. In the end, it was good for a few laughs but it's not worth your time.
June 28, 2013
one of the best classics of Rowan Atkinson
April 14, 2013
Enjoyable enough with funny performances from Maggie Smith and Rowan Atkinson as usual. You aren't going to laugh uncontrollably but will get a few chuckles out of it.
|Movie Matthew 101||
September 12, 2012
An energetic, perfectly cast film which seems to get stupider by the scene. Maybe that's what makes it very, very funny and exciting. Dame Maggie Smith plays Grace to perfection, as well as Rowan Atkinson and Kristin Scott Thomas, but nods to the two children Egerton and Parkes, who constantly entertain.
|Leonardo - Malacay - S||
January 28, 2013
Maggie Smith es una gran actriz y logra interpretar maravillosamente a esta adorable anciana con un pasado brutal y un presente muy singular!!!
January 18, 2013
Think I saw this one like 2006 or 2007. Twas alright; neither extraordinary nor awful. I quite often like British humour though, so if you don't, maybe you won't like this. =)
January 13, 2013
You looking for a fix of British humour? Watch this film. This dry and dark film will make you laugh :)
December 7, 2012
This is a nice black comedy family film about a disfunctional family whos visited by a perfect, too perfect housekeeper.who has her own unique definition of keeping house -- and an unusual knack for problem solving.
April 30, 2011
it was an ok movie, thought it was ok, Rowan Ackinson, Maggie Smith starred in it, it was a good movie, I loved it. It also starred Patrick Swayze and Kristin Scott Thomas, it was a good movie but I don't want it on DVD