Saving Grace
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Waking Ned Divine (1998) meets Up in Smoke (1978) in this wacky British comedy about growing marijuana. Grace Trevethan (Brenda Blethyn is a cheerful upper-class housewife and gardening enthusiast who is blithefully unaware of business matters. This all changes when she learns that her husband fell from an airplane without a parachute. Her husband's numerous hare-brained schemes at getting rich quick left their accounts in utter ruin. Worse, if she does not raise 300,000 pounds quickly, she might lose her manor. Out of sheer desperation, she turns to her oddball Scottish gardener Matthew… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Saving Grace has a lovely Cornish setting and Blethyn to recommend it, but mostly it's a contact mediocre."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"We're left with a promising idea for a comedy, which arrives at some laughs but never finds its destination."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"[Blethyn] brings great heart to the role of Grace, injecting notes of surprising truth into what is otherwise a pleasantly nutty little film."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"In trying too hard to convince us what good eggs his characters are, Cole creates a shapeless, dramatically unengaging movie."
‑ Edward Lawrenson, Sight and Sound
"A Cheech and Chong movie for the art-house crowd."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Blethyn's solid-gold charm turns Saving Grace into a comic high."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A pleasant little comedy with the soul of one of those old, much loved Ealing pictures of the forties and fifties but overlayed with a coating of Hollywood glitz."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"It's a feel good British movie ideal for gangs of middle-aged, middle-minded women on bored afternoons, and toxically saccharine to anyone else."
‑ Susannah Breslin, Film Threat
"...Saving Grace is charming enough and entertaining enough for me to recommend it."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Dejará una agradable sensación de esparcimiento y sana diversión a quien tenga la suerte de realizar un buen 'viaje' de risas y buen humor."
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"There is nothing profound in this movie, but it shines through so many of this summer's dumb Hollywood comedies like a beacon through a haze of smoke."
‑ Hap Erstein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Grossly overestimates the effects of Marijuana so that it can get the cheap laughs. But it is genuinely and consistently funny"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"It's all fluff with the deeply imbedded message that no matter what happens in life, you have to deal with it and move on."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"It's a crazy plot, but it works wonderfully, thanks largely to Blethyn's terrific performance."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"The premise is a bit far-fetched, but Blethyn makes it fly, etching the timid, provincial character so deftly that her gradual transformation is deliciously funny."
‑ Stephen Farber, Movieline
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