Eddie Murphy is usually a name paired with some sort of comedic endeavor, whether it’s Daddy Day Care or Trading Places Murphy’s catalog of movies tends to lean towards comedy. That’s not to say that Murphy hasn’t tackled a non-comedic role before but Mr. Church is really a grand departure for the actor. Mr. Church is billed as a drama and it certainly lives up to that label but Murphy does add a slight comedic charm with his signature smile and the way he pitches his lines. Watching the Mr. Church trailer you can see how Murphy has matured as an actor and how he’s learned to play to his comedic talent but not let it overrun the dramatic story.
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 fifteen years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever.
Admittedly Murphy has had his fair share of bombs, who can forget Norbit or Vampire in Brooklyn? But this film looks absolutely beautiful and Murphy does an absolutely spectacular job playing off his co-actors here. For the past few years super-hero movies have been dominating the mainstream box office and that’s not all bad, I mean, who didn’t love Deadpool? But it is nice to see a movie like Mr. Church coming out because these types of movies can be awesome too.
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