Grow Your Own

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"You never know where you'll find your roots."
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.8  (704)

Grow Your Own is a 2007 heartwarming British comedy-drama directed by Richard Laxton. Set within the picturesque backdrop of an allotment garden in West London, the film explores themes of community, immigration and personal growth through the coming together of a diverse group of characters. The film follows a group of allotment holders, each with their own unique stories and struggles, as they try to grow their own vegetables for the annual gardening competition. The community is a melting pot of personalities and cultures, including the shy but passionate Chinese immigrant Shen (Benedict Wong), the kind-hearted British man with a passion for train sets Maurice (Eddie Marsan), and the flamboyant Iranian musician and former drug addict Ali (Omid Djalili).

The allotment garden also attracts the attention of the local council, who has plans to sell the land to developers. This leads to tension between the gardeners and the council, as well as creating obstacles for the gardeners in their quest for gardening glory.

As the gardeners tend to their plots, they open up to each other about their personal lives, overcoming their own individual struggles and bonding through their shared love of gardening. Along the way, they learn important lessons about tolerance, acceptance and the importance of community.

The film’s standout performances come from the incredible ensemble cast, particularly Benedict Wong as Shen, who delivers a touching and nuanced portrayal of an immigrant struggling to fit in and find his place in the world. Eddie Marsan is also fantastic as the gruff but lovable Maurice, bringing both humor and heart to his role.

While the film tackles serious issues such as immigration, addiction and gentrification, it is ultimately a feel-good movie with a message of hope and unity. The beautiful shots of the allotment garden provide a stunning backdrop to the heartwarming story, while the film’s memorable characters and witty humor make it an enjoyable and uplifting watch.

Overall, Grow Your Own is a delightful film that will leave audiences feeling inspired and uplifted. It’s a celebration of life’s simple pleasures, and a reminder that no matter where you come from, everyone deserves a place to call home.

Grow Your Own is a 2007 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    1 hr 37 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (704)