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Grow Your Own Reviews

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November 20, 2008
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
June 20, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 19, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2007
Director Nimrod Attal manages the setting-up of this situation with some skill, but it's never developed. Nor are any of the characters.
June 15, 2007
Grow Your Own has about as much edge as a prize melon, but even if the land's been well filled, there's still plenty of fertile soil here. Occasionally melancholy, often funny, this is touching, lyrical home-grown fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2007
One could wish that this parable of difference and tolerance gladdened the heart, but its effortful comedy has quite the opposite effect. It's just weedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 15, 2007
This film is more Ground Force than ground-breaking. Watch it on DVD with a nice cup of tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2007
With its chirpy score, lovable characters and Festival Of Britain flavour, Grow Your Own would have bedded in nicely as a TV movie. On the big screen, it starts to wilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2007
It's a shame for John Pilger that The War on Democracy, his documentary about how Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez is a symbol of the growth of people power in Latin America, is being released at a time when Chávez has shut down TV companies that oppose him.
June 15, 2007
Well-intentioned, and well-cast, this British movie is nonetheless desperately underpowered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2007
The movie seems at times so impressed by its own allegory that it lessens the human drama running beneath it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2007
A gentle, astute, life-affirming British comedy. Dig in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2007
Hence, while it works as an antidote to the gritty realism of recent British films, Grow Your Own's twee optimism is sometimes a little too much to digest.
June 15, 2007
Plenty of over-British Britishness in this predictable drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 14, 2007
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
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