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Saving Grace (2000) August 6, 2006

Posted by Eury in Comedy, Movies.

Very Special Tea Blend

Dir. Nigel Cole
Starring Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson and Martin Clunes

What’s a widow to do when she learns that not only did her dearly departed not leave her any money, he has also left her in terrible debt? Grace (Brenda Blethyn) has never held a job, and there’s not much chance of her being able to do something that would cover the 300,000 pounds that she needs to gather quickly or risk losing her beautiful home.

They say when one door closes, a window opens. Grace has got quite the green thumb and a hothouse full of difficult to grow, orchids to prove it. Here’s where Matthew (Craig Ferguson) comes in. He’s her grounds keeper and he approaches Grace for a private consultation as he has been having a wee bit of a problem growing his own private stash of pot plants! Learning that the plant is worth it’s weight in gold she throws out all the orchids and embarks on a “joint” venture with Matthew to grow enough weed to quickly raise the money to save her home.

The comedy that ensues is low-key yet hilarious. The town Grace lives in is tiny and full of quirky and fun individuals including 2 little old ladies that own a variety shop who do their darndest not to charge Grace for anything because they know she’s having financial problems. This is where this movie has all it’s strength: in the sweet warm characters that invade your heart and make you smile with their warmth and generosity as you want to join with them as they cheer Grace on.

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