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Community Level 7TheChocola...

TheChocolateLady

Gracefully Funny

AdvantagesFun acting, excellent timing, beautiful setting, lots of laughs

DisadvantagesNo smell-o-vision!!!!! Too smooth an ending.

"...expanded on this character from Saving Grace for his "Doc Martin" films/TV series). He is also in love with Nicky, while being in cahoots with Matthew in his illicit pot growing. Set in picturesque Cornwall, Nigel Cole makes his big-screen film direction debut with this picture. Cole takes full advantage of all the possible twists a script like this can offer, and keeps the stereotypes to an absolute minimum - drawing upon them only when slapstick ..." Read review
24.01.2001

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Community Level 5lizrow

lizrow

"Matthew.. Will You Give Me One??" Review with images

AdvantagesSo funny!! Martin Clunes is in it and he's funny

DisadvantagesDrug use can seem too lax

"...says the film is about; saving Grace (Brenda Blethyn), a middle aged widow whose passion is gardening and whose husband has just died and left her in thousands and thousands of pounds worth of debt. Due to failed business plans and mortgaging and re-mortgaging their home, Grace is desperate. And just to add salt to the wound, her husband's mistress turns up at the funeral but she ends up playing a fital part later on in the film. Her lovely sexy gardener, ..." Read review
14.04.2005

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Community Level 2Jacqs2010

Jacqs2010

Saving Grace, the British Film Industry at its best

AdvantagesHilarious,fantastic characters, brilliant casting

DisadvantagesNone

"Saving Grace is a heartwarming tale of a widow left high and dry by her cheating husband. A ruined woman after the death of her husband Grace has to find her way out of the finacial ruin she has been left in, this takes her on a journey she would never dreamed of embarking on. Set in a Cornish fishing village, Grace is the lady of the manor. She is an active and well loved member of her community, as we see when a WI meeting hosted at her house ..." Read review
29.04.2010

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Community Level 8thingywhat...

thingywhatsit

SAVING GRACE - THE MOVIE

AdvantagesBritish Humour at its best.

Disadvantagesnone

"...lot to do with her saving her home, plants that are of a somewhat illegal nature. The interaction of village people, the village priest, doctor, and bobby are so funny, you have to see this film to appreciate it. A gentle film that brings British comedy into modern living in a way that makes me think of all things British. Do watch this movie. The actual price I paid was eight pounts from E'bay on DVD, but it was the best eight pounds that ..." Read review
29.09.2003

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Community Level 3avitallly

avitallly

You'll Have to Locate her First

AdvantagesWasted Old Ladies

DisadvantagesLacks some sort of je ne sais quoi

"The plot: Blethyn's husband dies and leaves her with huge debts. She collaborates with the gardener, and the two of them hatch a smokin' plot to rescue her house and lifestyle from the ruthless debt collectors. The confusion: I found it really difficult to get into the story as I was distracted by the confusion as to where the is set. The ecletic mix of Irish, Scottish, London and Cornish accents are totally confusing. And that's just when the ..." Read review
28.04.2001

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Community Level 3MonkeyboyUK

MonkeyboyUK

Funnier if you're stoned.

AdvantagesRefreshingly unbiased and quite amusing

DisadvantagesNaive

"When her husband dies, formerly well-to-do Grace finds out that not only was he a crook but that he has also left her penniless and with massive debts. With eviction looming, she is at a loss about what to do until her pot-smoking gardener, Matthew, suggests that she puts her gardening skills to good use by growing and selling copious amounts of marijuana. The inhabitants of this sleepy Cornish village soon feel the effects. What's refreshing ..." Read review
02.08.2000

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Community Level 4gailmill

gailmill

Corker Of A Comedy

AdvantagesVert funny, well acted, gorgeous scenery

Disadvantagesnone

"This film is a delight to watch. From the opening sequences to the end you are simply rivetted to this hillarious story, which is beautifully filmed and features tremendous actors. Starring the talented Brenda Blethyn, gorgeous Craig Ferguson and dopey Martin Clunes as the druggie GP ?!?!? Left impoverished by her swine of a husband, widow Grace, because of her financial straights and with help from her laconic gardener decides to start growing ..." Read review
30.11.2000

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Community Level 4siany

siany

Ganja a plenty

AdvantagesIt's British

DisadvantagesBit far fetched

"I really didn't think that this was my type of film. How would i like a film that invilved a middle age women growing pot for a living? Doesn't sound promicing does it, and yet i didn't see anyone leaving the cinema without a smile on their faces, and, isn't this generally the reason we go to the cinema! The plot is far fetched with the main character Blethyn(think i spelt it wrong, soz)losing her husband and discovering that she was also left ..." Read review
28.04.2001

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Community Level 1JetSetter

JetSetter

Don't miss this hidden gem

AdvantagesUnusual story and actors

DisadvantagesLittle publicity

"Saving Grace is a little-publicised film that came out quite recently, although it might have stopped showing now at the big cinemas because it's not a major crowd-puller. It's set in a cornish fishing village where a middle aged woman who has been recently widowed discovers that here husband has left her with loads of debts, and she has no way of repaying them. She just happens to be a fantastic gardener, and gets together with some local lads who ..." Read review
09.08.2000

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Community Level 5carolinesite

carolinesite

Laughing my journey away

AdvantagesVery Funny

DisadvantagesSlow to start

"When I first saw a preview of this film on a trailer it looked very good and a film I would make a point of wanting to go and see or get out on video. To my delight while travelling on a virgin flight to the states, they were showing it on board the flight! It took a while to get started with the usual reading of the will stuff but the humour came when they started to grow 'weed', a jokable, debatable subject that in the hands of someone not usual ..." Read review
11.07.2000

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Community Level 2bigphil

bigphil

British triumph

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"This is a very pleasant film. Sure, it starts off with a well used scenario, a retired lady left bankrupt by her ambitious dead husband. Facing the loss of all she has ever known, homelessness looks a likely possibility. Something has to be done and the corrisponding hour leaves you laughing and with a grin on your face. The slightly weak plot is reinforced by the great acting you expect from Brenda Blethin. This is not a big money, special effect ..." Read review
25.07.2000

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Community Level 2mikegray

mikegray

The year's best UK film so far!

AdvantagesAmusing, Excellent Cast.

DisadvantagesA film about drugs might not be for everyone, even if it is lighthearted.

"...in the same was as Saving Ned last year. Inoffensive (apart from the drugs references) and very enjoyable comedy. ..." Read review
14.06.2000

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Community Level 2Daniel

Daniel

A bong for Europe

AdvantagesAbsurdly funny

DisadvantagesMost of the characters

"It's an old story. Boy meets girl, boy dies of old age, girl discovers boy has left her bankrupt, girl attempts to make a killing by growing dope. Oh yes, and girl's friends (mostly pensioners) get totally wasted following huge marijuana fire. Saving Grace fits neatly into the gentle Britcomedy mould of Full Monty or Waking Ned. Words like whimsical or, dare one say, heartwarming are likely to feature in most reviews. But there is a good side ..." Read review
07.06.2000

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Community Level 1Kate

Kate

Potted laughter

AdvantagesThis film is very, very funny, and Brenda Blethyn is brilliant.

DisadvantagesThe farce feels slightly old-fashioned, but that actually makes it more fun in my opinion.

"Whoever came up with this absurd story may well have smoking some of their own subject. Grace, a respectable, well-bred leading member of the WI, is widowed and discovers that her late unfaithful husband has left her saddled with huge debts, a re-mortgage and no assets. However, her one talent is gardening, and she specialises in hothouses. When her gardener asks for her help to save a sickly hemp plant, Grace forms a plan to grow one large harvest ..." Read review
07.06.2000

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Community Level 7Mattroberts

Mattroberts

Save Me

AdvantagesGood Acting and more than one meaning jokes

DisadvantagesRather good ending but more could have been done

"Save me! I am the new Fan of Brenda Blethyn! Her Acting was outsanding in this B-rate film, I must admit It wasn't the worst film I've seen in my life I did rather enjoy it. It starts of with Grace Jones a middle class woman with a massive House in a small village who has just lost her husband. Soon after the funeral She discovers he was badly in debt and she is going to loose everything she owns including her massive house. From the help of her ..." Read review
15.08.2002

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