Mr. Church

Synopsis: "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 into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Bruce Beresford
Production: Envision Media Arts
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
37
Rotten Tomatoes:
19%
PG-13
Year:
2016
104 min
$685,143
Website
835 Views


in your breast

and that you're dying, ma'am.

Did he tell you how long I have?

Six months, ma'am.

Mr. Church, we're talking

about my breast and dying.

You can drop

the "ma'am" stuff, okay?

Because it's Marie.

You really think

you should be smoking

in your condition, ma'am?

Absolutely.

How'd you do

on your English test?

Hmm, I think I failed.

Good morning, Miss Samuels.

Good morning, Miss Brooks.

How are you this morning?

Oh, well, we have a cook.

He's black, he makes grits

with secrets,

and he's hanging out

in our kitchen.

So, what kind of a deal

did Richard make with you?

I was just asked to cook

for you and your child

till you passed on, ma'am.

And certainly

you're getting something

out of this.

Well, Mr. Cannon guaranteed

me a lifetime salary

if I kept my word.

Not bad.

Total financial security

in exchange

for six months of meals.

So, you got yourself a pretty

good deal, Mr. Church.

Yes, ma'am.

Come on.

Hey, Charlie.

Owen Baxter was by far

the most gorgeous

10-year-old boy

that ever breathed on this

or any other planet.

I, on the other hand,

was about the most awkward

10-year-old girl

on this or any other planet.

Come on, Owen.

What is it?

Who knows?

Look at you,

already bringing

fancy sandwiches to lunch,

Miss I Have a Cook Brooks.

Can I come see him?

I told you, he's leaving.

Probably gone already.

Oh, if you don't want him, I do.

Our private

school took a few charity oases a year.

The year I turned five,

it was me

and Poppy Samuels,

my one and only friend.

She lived with her sister

because both of her folks

were serving time in prison

for a robbery gone wrong.

And even with that,

she was more popular than me.

Tell you something, Charlie,

it's not every day

you get a cook.

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