A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.

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Jacques (as Tcheky Karyo)
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Clive Merrison ...
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Linda Kerr Scott ...
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Storyline

A widow discovers after her husband's suicide that he has mortgaged everything they own and the banks are ready to foreclose. Faced with impending doom and little working knowledge except her ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home. Enter her gardener, who is struggling to make a few marijuana plants grow in a hidden location and suggests that she use her green house to help grow the plants and sell them to make the money both need. He is wanting to get married, but needs capital. What he doesn't know is that his girl friend is pregnant and thus fears that they will be busted for growing marijuana. While supposedly working, the whole village is well aware of the endeavor and is hoping for their success. When the plants come in, Grace takes the crop to London and tries to sell it to a ruthless, but charming drug dealer. Everything busts loose from there. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

El jardín de la alegría  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£402,915 (UK) (19 May 2000)

Gross:

$12,115,757 (USA) (13 October 2000)
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Trivia

Some of the marijuana plants used in the shooting were real. The British government gave permission to the filming crew the use of 150 marijuana plants, under supervision of the authorities. This meant that the plants had someone guarding them on the set, and watching over its transportation to a nearby storage facility for its safekeeping at night. See more »

Goofs

When Grace is cleaning up in the kitchen and talking to Harvey after the funeral, a mishap between them causing an empty plate to smash on the floor after she just picked up two stacked plates with left-overs from the table. In the next two close-up shots she doesn't set down those plates, but in the following wider shot as she picks up the pieces and stands up, they are back on the table and she picks them up again. See more »

Quotes

Jacques Chevalier: Do I look like I would cut someone's finger off?
Grace Trevethyn: Oh, yes.
Jacques Chevalier: Thank you.
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In the opening credits, the movie title appears and then turns to smoke & blows away while you hear someone exhale. See more »

Connections

Features Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) See more »

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Sung by Matthew (Craig Ferguson) as he digs the grave
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Feel-good movie
30 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is inspiring to anyone who is or has been in a tough jam, whether financially or emotionally. You will definitely laugh, which is the best medicine! :) Left in a bad financial situation when her husband dies, Grace has to find a new way to make some money and it's not exactly legal which adds to the humour. Even my boyfriend liked it so don't think that it's a chick-flic.


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