Movie Review: Saving Grace

My best friend Michelle suggested that Kevin and I watch Saving Grace, starring Brenda Blethyn and Craig Ferguson, since I love British films and Kevin used to be a pothead in high school. :) (It was only a little less than a year of his high school career during which he was toking up, but I like to give him a hard time about it.)

Brenda Blethyn stars as newly-widowed Grace, who learns that her deadbeat husband has left her up to ears in debt and their house mortgaged to the hilt. Grace is faced with losing not only her home, but her precious greenhouse, where she grows her prize orchids.

Matthew is Grace’s gardener; he is also the small village’s local pot supplier. When his plants become sick, he approaches Grace for help. They combine his knowledge of marijuana with her gardening expertise in order to find a way out of both of their financial problems. Only trouble is, in a small town, there are no secrets.

Saving Grace was written and directed by Craig Ferguson, who plays the pot-growing Matthew. Combine pot humor with small-town British values, and you’ve got the makings of a great comedy. Then cast the brilliant Brenda Blethyn, and you’ve got something more. Michelle was right – we both enjoyed this film.

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10 Responses to Movie Review: Saving Grace

  1. Mary
    Twitter: bookfanmb
    says:

    This is why I love Netflix. It’s pretty easy to get films like this. My husband and I saw it a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it (and we’re not former potheads, LOL).
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday – April 12 =-.

  2. this sounds great – I love Brenda Blethyn bhave never got around to watching this one. thanks for a great recommendation

    Hannah

  3. Kathleen says:

    Oh my gosh, this sounds great!
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..Do You Love Libraries? =-.

  4. Kim
    Twitter: BookstoreK
    says:

    Adding to the top of my Netflix list, looks great!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Teen Operation Book Drop is Tomorrow! =-.

  5. amy s. says:

    clever and excellent film. Craig Ferguson is so talented and Brenda Blethyn was wonderful per usual.
    .-= amy s.´s last blog ..TV on DVD: Murphy’s Law Series 2 =-.

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