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Keeping Mum (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Keeping Mum
Year: 2005
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Directed By: Niall Johnson
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
About: A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair, and his children are up to no good.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NOYE2-PFY

My Review:
Looking through some of my DVD's I came across Keeping Mum and realising I hadn't seen it in years thought I would give it a watch. This is a film in which I used to enjoy and would make me laugh so coming across it again I was excited to see if I felt the same towards it years later.

I like that this movie starts with the mum and how she is a murderer and tells the audience why she killed someone and how she ended up in an asylum for the insane. By doing this it gave some insight into the character in which the audience would be watching about. By after showing how a pastor from a small village is having problems with his wife and how the community wonders where she is when he is at church shows how the family in which the mother decides to be a housekeeper is falling apart and no longer has any love within it. I personally liked how the mum came and helped to bring the family back together by eliminating the problems in which they had such as; the barking dog from next door, the owner of the dog and the man in which the wife is having an affair with. By also helping the pastor to add some humour to his life and his sermons while beginning to start to show his wife attention. By doing this it shows how much more the wife is appreciated so calls it off with her lover. I do like how the ending shows how the family discover that the housekeeper is the wife's mother after realising she is a killer by being shown on the news how she was on the loose which scares the family. By showing how the family come to terms with who the mother is except from the pastor who doesn't know about her dark secret shows how family is more important to them.

However, for me I don't like the ending of this movie when you see that the wife has killed two people and put them in the pond especially as the pastor doesn't know about the dark secret so makes no sense to me as to how they would be there without the pastor knowing and leaving the wife. I also feel that this movie doesn't really grab my attention all of the way through it which is rather disappointing to me as it is a good film.

Overall, Keeping Mum is a good movie which helps to bring the family together and does make me laugh however doesn't keep my attention throughout. I would recommend this film to those who are wanting a dark comedy movie and one that is rather heartwarming at the same time. I would watch this film again.

My Rating: 3/5 

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