Keeping Mum

A delightful little black comedy starring Maggie Smith, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Rowan Atkinson.  I love RA.  Any movie with him in it is better.  A few comments:

  • The movie was light-heartedly dark in a way I didn’t expect.
  • Pat Swayze plays a total jerko in this one.  Much like his character from Donnie Darko.
  • Those little British hamlets are seething hotbeds of violence and corruption.  c.f. Midsommer Murders or Hot Fuzz.
  • Maggie Smith has been one of my favorites since she played Rose’s withered and withering mother in Titanic.  And of course, McGonnegal in HP.

Worth a look if you like dark comedies, British mysteries, old-lady murderers, and Rowan Atkinson.

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