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UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Parkes, Liz Smith, Emilia Fox, James Booth, Patrick Monckton, Rowley Irlam, Vivienne Moore, Murray McArthur, Morgan Gower, Rupert Simonian, Alex MacQueen, Paul Viragh, Anthony Denham, Roger Hammond, Andrew Thomas Jones, Jack Ryan, Nazim Kourgli, Jack Zimmermann, Terry Alderton, David Schaal, Chrissie Cotterill, Rory Dorling, James Galloway, Max Murley, Kelly (Clarence the dog)
Director: Niall Johnson
USA: 90 mins
UK: 103 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some sexual content/nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate nudity
USA Release Date: 15 September 2006 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 2 December 2005
Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson), the well meaning vicar of the parish of Little Wallop, is so obsessed with writing the perfect sermon that he is oblivious to his wife Gloria's (Kristin Scott Thomas) dalliance with her brash golf instructor Lance (Patrick Swayze); neither does he notice that his daughter Holly has a different boyfriend every week, and his young son Petey is the whipping boy for the school bullies.
Gloria feels her life is spiralling out of control. She is sick of the incessant barking of the dog next door, her loveless marriage and her adolescent kids' escapades - she prays every night for salvation. Enter Grace (Maggie Smith), the answer to the family's prayers: a sweet grey haired old lady, the charming and discreet new housekeeper, who has her own unique definition of keeping house - and a very unusual way of solving problems.