Grow Your Own (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Grow Your Own (2007)




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A refugee family are given a plot to help rehabilitate their traumatised father. At first they are met with suspicion by the men who have worked the gardens for years but eventually they are accepted into a diverse community united by their love of making things grow. A nourishing, magical comedy.

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Critic Reviews for Grow Your Own

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

Director Richard Laxton offers nothing to convince that we shouldn't be watching this one-off drama on the box on a Sunday night with one eye closed. More meat and less veg please

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

It's what could be termed a gentle comedy, this story about immigrants trying to blend into the fabric of rural British society; a routinely pleasant small comedy that explores Britain's immigration issues and relevant enough to touch a nerve anywhere

Full Review… | November 20, 2008
Urban Cinefile

This derivative drama might have worked quite well as a four-part mini Sunday night series for the BBC. As a film, however, it fails on almost every count.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
Eye for Film

Average comedy-drama that's not as moving or as funny as it thinks it is, but remains watchable thanks to strong performances and likeable characters.

Full Review… | June 19, 2007

Affectionate and heartwarming it will seem to those who enjoy this sort of thing; painfully slow and dramatically inert might be the criticism of doubters.

June 15, 2007
London Evening Standard

Director Nimrod Attal manages the setting-up of this situation with some skill, but it's never developed. Nor are any of the characters.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007
Daily Mail (UK)

Audience Reviews for Grow Your Own

Light, amusing Brit comedy flic. Enjoyable without being earth shattering. How small town cope or don't with their prejudices against their refugee allotment neighbours

Tim Hilborne
Tim Hilborne

Low key gem which follows in the proud tradition of british bittersweet comedies. Issues are woven amongst the gags by a range of well known british thesps who mix wonderfully with relative unknowns. Unheralded but well worth seeking out.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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