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Saving Grace (2000)

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

Director:

Nigel Cole

Writers:

Mark Crowdy (story), Craig Ferguson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Blethyn ... Grace
Craig Ferguson ... Matthew
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Bamford
Tchéky Karyo ... Jacques (as Tcheky Karyo)
Jamie Foreman ... China
Bill Bailey ... Vince
Valerie Edmond Valerie Edmond ... Nicky
Tristan Sturrock ... Harvey
Clive Merrison ... Quentin
Leslie Phillips ... Vicar
Diana Quick ... Honey
Phyllida Law ... Margaret
Linda Kerr Scott Linda Kerr Scott ... Diana
Denise Coffey Denise Coffey ... Mrs Hopkins
Paul Brooke ... Charlie
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Grace's vicar thought he knew all about the burning bush... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Fine Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El jardín de la alegría See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£402,915 (United Kingdom), 21 May 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$287,452, 6 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,115,757, 15 October 2000
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

The level of Grace's wine when she's talking to her late husband's lover. It goes from half to almost full as the camera switches from a side to a behind view. Also, when the wine is poured, the bottle is not tipped up long enough and it doesn't make a long enough pouring sound to put that much wine in the glass. See more »

Quotes

Jacques Chevalier: All the people I deal with are scum. I'm a little scummy myself. You are not scum. That worries me.
Grace Trevethyn: I take exception to that. I come from a long line of scum. My dear late husband was one of the scummiest men to walk the face of this earth.
Jacques Chevalier: My apologies.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the movie title appears and then turns to smoke & blows away while you hear someone exhale. See more »

Connections

References The Drew Carey Show (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

All Things Bright and Beautifuil
(uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk
Lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
Heard at the funeral and in the church
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A delightful little film.
5 February 2006 | by bradgadSee all my reviews

OK, the plot has some slightly silly aspects.

But, this is a fine film. I'm really glad I watched it (twice so far).

Blethyn is delightfully sexy and endearing as Grace.

The supporting cast are fine craftsmen to a man and woman.

Really nice music, too. Just right. I would watch it again just for the score.

One could say it's Merchant-Ivory does Cheech and Chong. And in a sense this would be accurate. But, it would miss everything that's endearing and fresh about this well-done film. It would miss the kindness and wit. "Love thy neighbor" is the highest commandment: this film makes the commandment smart and fun.


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