Mr Church had a few flaws in its telling of this story but overall I enjoyed it
Drama is a medium that can tell some amazing true stories. When done right they create amazing films that are a real joy to watch. Yet it is just as easy to make something not so great. Mr Church is a new drama starring Eddie Murphy that tells an interesting true story. I was able to get a review copy of this film and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for Mr Church here:
Mr. Church tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook – Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six-month arrangement instead spans fifteen years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever.
I liked Mr Church, but I had a few issues with this film. Eddie Murphy does a good job playing Mr Church yet sadly through most of the story his character is very one dimensional. He has some kind of secret but no one, even the main characters have any idea what it is. When it is finally revealed what this secret is it is very anti-climatic. I did like Britt Robertson, she is given a chance to really stretch herself as an actor here and she really soars. She has to deal with a ton of different emotions but they all come off as authentic and some will tug at your heart strings. To learn more about Mr Church head over to this website.
Mr Church gets 6/10. It was a good drama that told an interesting story. There is also a ton of great food that all looks so delicious. The soundtrack was pretty good and fits the era like a glove. There are also some great performances by the supporting cast that make this film something special. Overall not a terrible drama that some people will want to own for themselves.
Watch the DVD release trailer below: