Keeping Mum (2006) She's no Mary Poppins: Maggie Smith is more like a cheery Angel of Death in the light black comedy Keeping Mum , one of those… 2006-09-15 R PT90M Comedy Rowan Atkinson Maggie Smith Kristin Scott-Thomas THINKFilm
Movie Review

Keeping Mum (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
Patrick Swayze, Keeping Mum | MR. TEE Swayze is the randy American golf pro looking to cart off with the vicar's wife in the British black comedy Keeping Mum
MR. TEE Swayze is the randy American golf pro looking to cart off with the vicar's wife in the British black comedy Keeping Mum
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Sep 15, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Rowan Atkinson and Maggie Smith; Distributor: THINKFilm

She's no Mary Poppins: Maggie Smith is more like a cheery Angel of Death in the light black comedy Keeping Mum, one of those dutifully daft British diddles (complete with Rowan Atkinson as a vicar) that, except for the blunt sex talk, might have been constructed decades ago. Dame Maggie is waggish as a mad housekeeper who finds final solutions to one family's domestic problems, and it's fun to watch swanlike Kristin Scott Thomas pretend to be a frumpy vicar's wife. As a lecherous American golf pro, Patrick Swayze flashes sculpted abs — because he can.

Originally posted Sep 20, 2006 Published in issue #899 Sep 29, 2006 Order article reprints