6.8/10
605
14 user 15 critic

Grow Your Own (2007)

An English community gets testy when a refuge family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sapphires (2012)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair
Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Stars: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston
Babs (TV Movie 2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A drama about the life and career of actress Barbara Windsor.

Director: Dominic Leclerc
Stars: Samantha Spiro, Charlie Archer, Nick Moran
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Kajaki Dam 2006. A company of young British soldiers encounter an unexpected, terrifying enemy. A dried-out river bed, and under every step the possibility of an anti-personnel mine. A mine that could cost you your leg - or your life.

Director: Paul Katis
Stars: David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Ali
...
...
Pearce Quigley ...
John Henshaw ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Sophie Stanton ...
Sophie Lee ...
Phoenix
Edit

Storyline

Political refugees are given allotments as part of a scheme to help them fit into the local community. Reaction is mixed amongst the allotment holders of Blacktree Road, ruled with a rod of iron by committee chairman and ex-cop Big John, who bullies his son, known as Little John. Mobile phone company employees Carla, a go-getting bitch, and her dim young assistant, Mike, arrive at the allotments, offering five grand for one of the plots to make way for a phone mast. It is obvious that the sacrifice will be made by one of the new-comers. John is not keen for it to be Iranian Ali, because he is a qualified doctor, who gives free advice. However, Ali and his family are arrested as unsuccessful asylum seekers and John turns his attention to the plot given to Kung Sang, a traumatised oriental whose young children tend to communicate on his behalf. John's bullying treatment of his son over the latter's interest in African Miriam, and his strict adherence to the rules - including the ... Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

immigration | gardening | See All (2) »

Taglines:

You never know where you'll find your roots.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Allotment  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Big Spender
Written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields
Performed by Peggy Lee
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I think this is a sweet and original film.
26 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie and thought it was charming and funny. The comedy was subtle in places, laugh-out-loud in others, but always well-placed.

I would disagree with the notion that some of the characters are superfluous or under- developed... I thought they were subtle, well-played and a great collection of people. I didn't find it hard to imagine them digging away somewhere on an allotment!

I do agree with the comment about Benedict Wong, this was a great performance, I also really liked Eddie Marsan and Philip Jackson's characters.

As for the name, I rather like "Grow Your Own" as a title!


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?