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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I found the quiet "innosence" of Maggie Smith's character hilareous! It was also refreshing to see Rowan Atkinson in a decent role without having him acting like a stupid goof. The ending had my husband & I laughing out loud!
So wicked and sour is this english comedy that it will occasionally have you thinking how someone could even suggest the idea of having Maggie Smith be a sweet-and-innocent-seeming-yet-ultra-evil-serial-killer without being a sadistic weirdo. There is a lot of comedy on display, and for all the murder and mayhem, it is a very peaceful and enjoyable film.