Monday, October 31, 2016

Reel Talk- Mr. Church

Director:Bruce Beresford

Release Date: September 16, 2016

Synopsis: The story of  a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook.

Review: More befitting for the Hallmark channel than the silver screen, Mr. Church is the latest entry in "The Magical Negro" cannon that somehow manages to transform the charismatic Murphy into a stilted caricature which may result in the viewer chuckling at inapporiate times. Never the less, the movie does have its' heart in the right place and at times, succeeds in hitting some rather sentimental,albeit predictable, notes. Thus, allowing the film to pass off as suitable, family viewing.  (C+) - CgN