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

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  • Well-intentioned, and well-cast, this British movie is nonetheless desperately underpowered.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | 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
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  • 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…
  • 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.

    Jun 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.

    Jun 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.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

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
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