Tribeca 2016 Preview: Eddie Murphy in ‘Mr. Church’

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Tribeca 2016 Preview: Eddie Murphy in ‘Mr. Church’
Posted by Wilson Morales

April 22, 2016

Mr. Church Poster 2

Playing tonight at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival is ‘Mr. Church,’ starring Eddie Murphy in his first big dramatic role since he was Oscar nominated for his role in ‘Dreamgirls.’

Directed by the Oscar-nominated Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) from a script by Susan McMartin, the film also stars Britt Robertson, Xavier Samuel, Natascha McElhone, and Lucy Fry.

Charlotte “Charlie” Brody is just a teen when her life undergoes some serious turbulence. Her mother’s lover has died, and inexplicably has hired a cook named Henry Joseph Church (Eddie Murphy) to come into her mother’s modest home and cater to/for them. Charlie resents his presence, and doesn’t understand why he’s been sent here to begin with. Little does she know that her mother is hiding a terrible secret: terminal cancer. Church was hired to care for this loved woman for 6 months, but stays much longer, becoming a much-needed friend and parent-figure to young Charlotte.

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