KarlaAdams' Rating of Mr. Church

Karla's Review of Mr. Church

2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Mr. Church

Mr. Church(2016)

Please please do not let the critics reviews deter you- there is a reason it scores 80% with audiences - it's wonderful!
If you are starved for wonderful character driven movies that don't bore you to to tears(as I generally am with today's movies) - then this is the film for you!
I was worried that it might have the feel of a "made for tv" movie - but I was completely riveted.
I have never seen Eddie Murphy in this kind of role - and I hope he does more like this ! What this movie does not have is "startling revelations" - anything blowing up - or overacted drama.
It feels real and beautiful. And no - we do not get to figure out all the WHYS of the characters lives - we don't see into the backfground of Mr Church and what his demons are that haunt him. But isn't that life?
Do we always know why people act the way they do?
This movie is about the deep love and connection between people- and that's what comes through.
And shame on the critics for branding this movie as :
"repugnant for its dehumanizing view (however unintentionally so) of a black man"
If you don;t believe the characters - read this article by the author :
https://www.kcet.org/kcet-cinema-series/writer-susan-mcmartin-on-the-real-man-who-inspired-mr-church
Watch and decide for yourself...
Nuff said.