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Keeping Mum

This nicely cast black comedy out of Britain can't quite decide how over-the-top to take things, causing it to sputter toward its climax with a lot of stops and starts. Nonetheless, the premise--sort of a homicidal version of Mary Poppins--is darkly clever. Rowan Atkinson ("Black Adder") stars as a big-hearted vicar so obsessed with writing the perfect sermon he can't see that his kids are running amok and his wife (Kristin Scott Thomas, Gosford Park) is two-timing him (with Patrick Swayze, no less). Along comes Maggie Smith (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) as a murderous nanny determined to set things right. 103 minutes R.