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

June 14, 2007 | Full Review…

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

November 20, 2008 | Full Review…

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 20, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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 19, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2/5

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 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grow Your Own

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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