Keeping Mum

May 11, 2011 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Keeping Mum

NUTSHELL:  A paroled murderess working as a housekeeper fixes the lives of a family by killing everyone who is annoying them.

GOOD THINGS:  Maggie Smith, countryside, um…

BAD THINGS:  Nosy neighbors, distractingly tall model Tamsin Egerton as the slutty daughter, dogicide, religious jokes and (last but definitely not least) Patrick Swayze in (1) his full creepy Darko mode, (2) a golf sweater and (3) a shiny thong

FEATURES:  Kristin Scott Thomas, Rowan Atkinson, Liz Smith as Gladys Kravitz, Toby Parkes, pond problems

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  The entire Swayze thing is just skin-crawlingly bizarre.

NOTABLE:  When the daughter is so tall and oddly beautiful that you have to write an explanation into the script, please reconsider your casting. Thanks.

BEST PART:  Uh scenes of quaint village life and that

BEST LINE:  Shall I put the kettle on?

CROWNS:  1 out of 5

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