Grow Your Own
Grow Your Own (2007)

A refugee family are given a plot to help rehabilitate their traumatised father. At first they are met with suspicion by the men who have worked the gardens for years but eventually they are accepted into a diverse community united by their… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 15, 2007
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Director Richard Laxton offers nothing to convince that we shouldn't be watching this one-off drama on the box on a Sunday night with one eye closed. More meat and less veg please

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Matthew Turner

Average comedy-drama that's not as moving or as funny as it thinks it is, but remains watchable thanks to strong performances and likeable characters.

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Tom Hawker
Total Film

Grow Your Own has about as much edge as a prize melon, but even if the land's been well filled, there's still plenty of fertile soil here. Occasionally melancholy, often funny, this is touching, lyrical home-grown fare.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's what could be termed a gentle comedy, this story about immigrants trying to blend into the fabric of rural British society; a routinely pleasant small comedy that explores Britain's immigration issues and relevant enough to touch a nerve anywhere

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Affectionate and heartwarming it will seem to those who enjoy this sort of thing; painfully slow and dramatically inert might be the criticism of doubters.

Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

One could wish that this parable of difference and tolerance gladdened the heart, but its effortful comedy has quite the opposite effect. It's just weedy.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This derivative drama might have worked quite well as a four-part mini Sunday night series for the BBC. As a film, however, it fails on almost every count.

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Daily Mail (UK)

Director Nimrod Attal manages the setting-up of this situation with some skill, but it's never developed. Nor are any of the characters.

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Johnny Vaughan
The Sun (UK)

This film is more Ground Force than ground-breaking. Watch it on DVD with a nice cup of tea.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon Anderson
Low key gem which follows in the proud tradition of british bittersweet comedies. Issues are woven amongst the gags by a range of well known british thesps who… More