MR. CHURCH is a drama in which a man is hired to work as a cook for a terminally ill woman, and becomes a fixture in her life and that of her daughter.
A man uses the term 'faggot' as, in a drunken state, he relives old arguments with his late father. A ten-year-old girl makes references to an African-American character as a "black man"; her words carry no discriminatory intent and are simply a child's description of what she sees.
There are upsetting scenes centred on a woman's terminal illness and her daughter's fear of the prospect of losing her mother. There is also emotional upset over the death of another character. These scenes are accompanied by the comfort and reassurance of others affected.
In a letter left for someone to read after his death, a man makes an undetailed reference to experiencing verbal and physical abuse by his father. A man makes a reference to reaching a desperate point in his life and contemplating suicide, but finding a reason to live. There is mild bad language ('ass', 'shit', 'butt', 'hell', 'God', 'damn'). There are infrequent mild sex references. There is mild threat when a pregnant woman is accidentally knocked over by a skateboarder, but no serious harm comes to her or her child. There are scenes of smoking.