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Saving Grace
Saving Grace
Actors: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tchéky Karyo, Jamie Foreman
Director: Nigel Cole
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2000     1hr 33min

When her husband jumped out of a plane without a parachute grace trevethen knew life would get tough but she had no idea just how tough. Left with a manor on the cornish coast a mountain of debt and dozens of creditors on ...  more »

     

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Actors: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tchéky Karyo, Jamie Foreman
Director: Nigel Cole
Creators: Craig Ferguson, Cat Villiers, Keith Evans, Mark Crowdy, Sara Giles
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/19/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 37
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Coni M. (femilr)
Reviewed on 1/13/2013...
Love this movie!!!

Movie Reviews

Omigod, you've gotta see this one...
Peggy Vincent | Oakland, CA | 07/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Superb. Grace (Brenda Blethyn) is widowed and instead of finding her comfortable country life insured, discovers she's been left with a huge debt that threatens her ability to retain the family home. Then she finds that her charming gardener has been growing a few marijuana plants on her property, and they're looking a little sickly. He hesitantly comes to her for green thumb advice - and she sees a way out of her debt. The rest? Well, I'm sorry: you'll just have to see the movie. But suffice it to say that you won't regret it. It's a hoot and a half and all's well that end's well. The scene where a group of 'ladies to do tea' get inadvertently stoned when the wrong leaves are used for the afternoon brew - it's worth seeing all by itself. Fun, funny, sweet, and silly - and utterly charming.
Five stars."
Terrific Movie!
Patrick Burnett | San Francisco, CA USA | 09/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A comedy about a sweet, debt-plagued, little old English lady who grows marijuana to keep her 300-year old house off the auction block? Why not? And while we're at it, can you throw in a naked bobby? "Saving Grace" is one of the cooler movies I've seen this year, having flown right in under the hype radar. Oh, sure, I saw a trailer for it earlier while visiting San Francisco, but I live in Georgia - not exactly the foreign film capitol of the world. So when this movie appeared and my wife said she wanted to see it, I was a little surprised. The story is plausible enough; when her debt-plagued, cheatin' husband steps out of an airplane without a parachute ("Maybe he was looking for the loo," says one naive old gal) and leaves her in terrible debt and up to her ears in bad business dealings, Grace Trevethyn is desperate. So desperate that she begins growing marijuana in her greenhouse (the scene depicting Grace tossing her award-winning orchids out the door to make room is hysterical). The film takes place in Cornwall and the sound was a little muddy, so I had trouble understanding everyone at first, but after the first twenty minutes or so it was fine. With the exception of a small-time drug dealer, who is played too goofy for my tastes, all of the performances are top notch. The real surprise here is Craig Ferguson (the Drew Carey show's Mr. Wicke), who plays a very sweet, sensitive Scottish gardener with visions of pot buds dancing in his head. He also co-wrote & co-produced. I laughed through the entire film. Director Nigel Cole has a terrific comedic sense and was able to make even a few of the background scenes funny. In the end, everything turns out just the way you want it to, though not in the way you expect, which is perfect for a little movie you weren't even sure you wanted to see in the first place. I highly recommend it."
Laugh Out Loud Funny! British Comedy.
Tanya L. Schaub | Livermore, Maine USA | 07/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Absolutely loved this British Comedy! In the spirit of "The Full Monty" this story revolves around a get rich scheme in England. Grace is left a widow by the death of her husband and a pauper as well. She had no idea he had mortgaged their 300 year old house and everything in it. But, along comes the solution. She is a wonderful greenhouse gardener and her gardener beings a problem to her... A couple of his plants are dying and he needs and expert.

Just what his plants are leads to some of the funniest parts of the movie. Between that and the entire town turning a blind eye to her new project, as they all "love Grace" will make you laugh out loud.

Wonderful "real people" ensemble cast. No one is too beautiful and in fact more than a few are the average kind of person.

Everyone over 18 that likes a good comedy should see this one.
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