Britt Robertson, Eddie Murphy, and Natascha McElhone star in Mr. Church, a Los Angeles set drama about a kindhearted yet mysterious man (Eddie Murphy is Mr. Church) who impacts the lives of a single mother (McElhone) and her daughter (Robertson). The picture, another solid outing for filmmaker Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies, Breaker Morant), opens nationwide Friday. Click on my video interview with Robertson, which appears after the jump.
During the interview, I asked if such projects like the underrated series Life Unexpected, Tomorrowland, and Mr. Church (I forgot to mention her work in 2014’s Ask Me Anything, which features a memorable scene with Martin Sheen) convey her love for telling family driven narratives.
It’s funny that you say that, because I probably subconsciously have a thing for that in my mind. I do personally believe in building your own family no matter where (your) family comes from. Biological or not. I’ve had so many people in my life who are not related to me in any way be the closest people that I have in this world.
I love finding compassion for human beings even if you don’t know their history and getting to know people. I think that’s what the world is supposed to about a little bit, you know?
Check out the Britt Robertson vid below:
Mr. Church, co-starring Lucy Fry and Christian Madsen, opens in select theaters Friday, September 16.
I’ll discuss Mr. Church this week on CinemAddicts (spoiler: I really dug the film), a weekly movie review podcast I do with Anderson Cowan. Last week, we reviewed Sully, Author: The JT LeRoy Story and Meg Ryan’s directing debut Ithaca. Click on the Soundcloud bar below to listen to episode 36 of CinemAddicts: