I find it slightly worrying when Hollywood keeps on telling us how to grow the church. “Keeping Mum” is just another example of how much Hollywood knows not only about the church but also about the Bible. There are some jokes in this film that the average cinema going person will not understand because they won’t know the Bible well enough. I don’t want to give the impression that this is a Christian film which it certainly is not as the language, especially in the first twenty minutes, clearly shows. But as long as you don’t take the film too seriously (people being murdered etc.), it is riotously funny. Rowan Atkinson delivers a great sermon on God’s mysterious ways which concludes with him saying, “God is mysterious – live with it!” and the problem of the flower roster is eventually solved. Well at least temporarily!
A quote from my book
We make sacrifices for those we love.
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