"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six-month arrangement, instead spans fifteen years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever.
Mr. Church is a heartwarming film that challenges the notions of family and unconditional love.
Set in a time when social boundaries were far more rigid, Henry Joseph Church (Eddie Murphy) takes on the role of surrogate father to a young girl as she struggles through the loss of her only present parent.
He willingly accepts the responsibility of being the sole bread winner, chef, and teacher of the arts, supporting Charlie (Britt Robertson) and her terminally ill mother (Natasha McElhone); all the while creating a genuine loving environment as a member of this unlikely family.
The film, by all intentions, takes the viewer through a gamut of emotions: the insecurity brought on by new people, the curiosity of a budding friendship, the pain of losing a loved one, the joy of having a shoulder to lean on and the serenity of motherhood.