Grow Your Own details
|Starring:||Nathalie Armin, William Atkinson, Olivia Colman, Omid Djalili, Sarah Hadland, John Henshaw, Philip Jackson, Roland Manookian|
Grow Your Own
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Oct 2007|
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Understated but quite brilliant British film...By PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 17 Jun 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Hot on the heels of 'This Is England' this is another excellent British release, dealing in a way with the same subject (racism), but in a more subtle way, though none the less interesting and insightful.
This is just one of those softly excellent films that might fall below the radar for some people, as it hasn't really been advertised or hyped to the max, but it is a genuinely thoughtful, moving and a often funny, warm film that I would not hesitate to recommend. It is quite brilliant, in that understated British way.
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Fantastic British FilmBy Matthew Norman from Cardiff , 27 Sep 2009When British films are made well, they are made very well. Fantastic homely film that touches on a number of small serious stories while encompassed by a larger (sillier, light-hearted) story. Great acting. Loved it.
Grow Your OwnBy a customer from Bromsgrove , 21 Sep 2009Brilliant. Really helps you empathise with all creeds and to learn to ignore face-value feelings / opinions.
Really well put together and the unknown (to me anyway) actors pulled off a solid film
Great StuffBy tboyfilm (7 reviews) from Kent , 17 Sep 2009A Brit film that does what we do best - portrays ordinary people with a sense of humanity and warmth. A story that could have been cloying is instead treated gently and deftly by a great cast including the wonderful Olivia Coleman, Eddie Marsan and Philip Jackson. Brilliant.
'Grow Your Own'By a customer from Stoke-on-Trent , 28 Aug 2009A very enjoyable film. The story focuses on community differences initally which then development into community spirit. In my mind the film is good pilot material for a TV series. The film makes a classic point in that the more down to earth (basic) our expectations of life the more tollerant and acceptable of other cultures we are. This results in a far more united community.
Grow Your OwnBy a customer from Hitchin , 11 Aug 2009As someone who has recently been converted to the joys of growing my own vegetables I found the film funny and thought provoking. The main theme was the way that people from all races and backgrounds, including those who have endured terrible suffering, can bond over something as simple as growing vegetables. It also dealt with grief, racism and bullying - the bad bully got his come-uppance in a most glorious (& not obvious) way. The acting was great - I felt really involved with the characters and cared what happened to them.
All in all I recommend this as, despite the serious issues, it is a feel-good film with a great deal of humanity and humour. The children were particularly good - providing a lot of the funnier moments.