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Tortoise in Love (2012)

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Tom, gardener at the big house, can talk to plants but not to women. When beautiful Polish au pair Anya arrives for the summer, Tom falls for her catastrophically like the felling of one of the giant trees he cares for in the grounds.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Mitchelson ...
Tom
Alice Zawadzki ...
Anya
Tom Yates ...
Harry
Mike Kemp ...
Albert
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Brendan
Duncan Armitage ...
Jason Grandage
Des Brittain ...
Spud Collington
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Mrs Summers
Sharon Gavin ...
Charlie
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Jane
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Liz Collington
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Sean
Philip Herbert ...
Bob Hardcastle
Tony Long ...
Jack Partridge
Petina Hapgood ...
Mary
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Tom, gardener at the big house, is not a fast mover with women. In fact he's glacially slow. When beautiful Polish au pair Anya arrives for the summer, Tom falls for her catastrophically like the felling of one of the giant trees he cares for in the manicured grounds. Tom's adviser in matters of the heart is young Harry, abandoned by the rich owners of the house to run wild in the gardens. Harry's secret wish is for the Red Arrows to appear at the village fair: Tom's is to win the heart of Anya. Both seem impossible dreams until the whole village decides to lend a hand. Written by Guy Browning

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He likes you. He's just a slow mover.

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13 July 2012 (UK)  »

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The Husband Obedience Trials  »

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£160,000 (estimated)
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The film was made on a very low budget. Many local companies sponsored it or gave their services for free, and many residents of Kingston Bagpuize (the main filming location) helped with production and appeared as extras. See more »

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Delightful English Romance
30 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a gentle comedy of village life, with some good lines. A young man falls in love with a Polish visitor and struggles to find a way to make himself understood.

Unlike Calendar Girls and Brassed Off, the film doesn't manage to develop a dark side to act as a counterpoint to the courting couple, which means that it can seem a bit insubstantial.

The lead character is a dead ringer for Hugh Grant, and there are some good supporting performances from unknowns.

The soundtrack is good and the settings are very beautiful. I loved the cameo from the Red Arrows.

This the kind of film Richard Curtis would make on a low budget.


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