Film Preview: Mr. Church (2016)

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(September 11, 2016) Original

Release Date:

September 16, 2016


From IMDb: “”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.”

Poster Rating: C+ / C-

Review: (#1) The first design is dark and minor, with no sustained interest-generating elements. It’s modestly stylish, but lacking in significant depth. (#2) If you have to sell a movie with Eddie Murphy’s image on the poster, there are probably better ways than this. It speaks little about the film in question and is stylistically bland.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: The film lays on the tropes heavily, but that’s enough for audiences to want to see the film. A movie about a young white girl and her black savior is everything Spike Lee warned you about even if the film looks heartwarming and well acted.

Oscar Prospects:

There might be some vague talk about Eddie Murphy, but ultimately the film looks like a saccharine, no-go Oscar contender.

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