Grow Your Own

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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 (5) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (7)

  • 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.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • Well-intentioned, and well-cast, this British movie is nonetheless desperately underpowered.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The movie seems at times so impressed by its own allegory that it lessens the human drama running beneath it.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Full Review…
  • 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

    Jun 14, 2007 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    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

    Nov 20, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grow Your Own

  • Jan 09, 2008
    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 A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2007
    grumpy brits, scheme when there alotment has to lose a plot, for a phone mast, and typically its foreigners who are target, luckely its not all that this film is about, as we see a slice of british life, where not everyone is like the guy who wants them out, so intereting stories going on and humour typically english,
    scott g Super Reviewer

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