Greenfingers

  • 15
  • Joel Hershman (2000)
  • UK / US
  • 86 min
Greenfingers
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Greenfingers goes where Lucky Break feared to tread - into the prison system to deliver a heart-warming tale of redemption. Clive Owen stars as the no-hope convict who's transferred to an open prison. An incident with a packet of African violet seeds means he's commanded by the governor to create a garden. His patch attracts the attention of a gardening guru (Helen Mirren) and soon Owen's team are doing out-reach work and entering the Hampton Court Palace show. Based on a true story, this is desperately sweet, particularly with regard to the burgeoning romance between Owen and Natasha Little as Mirren's daughter. The end result is hardly earth-shattering, but at least it's more entertaining than Ground Force and its ilk.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Clive Owen and Helen Mirren. While at an open prison in preparation for parole, convicted murderer Colin Briggs discovers a talent and passion for gardening. His horticultural skills soon come to the attention of celebrity gardener Georgina Woodhouse, and it is an encounter that leads Colin on a path to fame and romance.

Cast and crew

Cast

Colin Briggs
Clive Owen
Georgina Woodhouse
Helen Mirren
Fergus Wilks
David Kelly
Governor Hodge
Warren Clarke
Tony
Danny Dyer
Raw
Adam Fogerty
Jimmy
Paterson Joseph
Primrose Woodhouse
Natasha Little

Crew

Director
Joel Hershman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Winchester
Guidance: 
Contains swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Released 14 Sep 2001
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy

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