Directed by Bruce Beresford. Written by Susan McMartin. Starring Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, and Lucy Fry
There’s not a whole lot to go on when it comes to Mr. Church. A little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a cook and from there, a family bond is created throughout the span of 15 years. What’s grabbed me in for this movie is, shockingly, Eddie Murphy. This is the first time Murphy has taken on an actual dramatic role in about 10 years, when he was one of the best parts of Dreamgirls. Since then, Murphy hasn’t exactly done a whole lot with his career. He’s not someone whose films I actively seek out, but he’s always been someone I’ve enjoyed in the past. Whether his leading role in Mr. Church can get him back into stardom is something we’ll have to wait and see on.