Grow Your Own Reviews

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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 15, 2007
This film is more Ground Force than ground-breaking. Watch it on DVD with a nice cup of tea.
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.
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