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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 doctor is worried about the state of her joints... 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Dr. Bamford (Martin Clunes) and two townsmen witness the extreme phosphorescent lighting at Grace's (Brenda Blethyn) hothouse, the two townsmen want to call the local police and the RAF, for fear about Grace's well-being. Dr. Bamford discourages them, and advises then that Grace is helping apply her special growing techniques to certain medicinal plants. The townsmen ask Dr. Bamford whether he ever tried the plants, and he allows that he did, once, while in college, but he didn't inhale. That is an obvious allusion to former President Clinton, who famously indicated he tried marijuana during his Rhodes Scholar years in England, but didn't inhale. See more »

Goofs

When Matthew is climbing up the ladder and Grace speaks to him out of her window, his left hand is alternately on/off the rung between shots. See more »

Quotes

Grace Trevethyn: [high on weed, she starts laughing hysterically]
Matthew Stewart: What? What is it? What's so funny?
Grace Trevethyn: [laughing] You're Scottish!
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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 Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Take a Picture
Written by Jennifer Kimball and Rick Giles
Performed by Filter
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Take the high road to a comedy that truly lights up.
18 November 2005 | by Lady_TargaryenSee all my reviews

Saving Grace is a nice movie to watch in a boring afternoon,when you are looking for something different than the regular scripts and wants to have some fun. I mean,the whole idea of this movie and all the marijuana in it is such a craziness! It was the first movie I watched with this theme(drugs/marijuana) that is not really criticizing it,only making jokes about it. Grace Trevethyn is a widow,who lives in a small town in U.K. and has many financial problems because of her dead husband, who committed suicide since he was full of debts. The problem is that Grace, who imagined to have some money saved for her, discovers that she needs to pay all of her husband's pounds in debts to not lose all of her things, specially her house that she loves so much. She never worked before, and is in a tragic situation until Matthew,her gardener who is very found of smoking pot, decides to make a partnership with her in selling marijuana in large scale.


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