In 1965 Los Angeles, cancer-stricken Marie (Natascha McElhone) and her ten-year-old daughter Charlotte are shocked to learn that one of Marie's former lovers has hired a black cook named Mr. Church (Eddie Murphy) to take care of them during her illness. Over the course of 15 years, Mr. Church becomes a father figure to Charlotte (played as an adult by Britt Robertson), and he even takes her in when she gets pregnant from a one-night stand. Directed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy).~Jack Rodgers
I loved this movie. I'd never heard of it before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm not a huge Eddie Murphy fan either, but this was not his typical role. This was a beautiful movie that I've watched over and over. I'd recommend it to anyone. Keep the tissues close.
Eddie Murphy can do drama, when he wants to. This is another subtle performance that most fans will dismiss, but take a look. There is award worthy performances in this film. The Blu-Ray is exquisite. Too bad only the DVD is available in store.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Eddie Murphy As Never Before
In the past I have avoided movies with Eddie Murphy due to their subject themes and profanity. This movie, however, portrays Murphy in a softer and more humbling nature as a gifted cook dedicated to the family who has hired him.