Tie-in to the forthcoming Fox/Sky comedy ‘Saving Grace’, starring Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes and Leslie Phillips.
Set in a beautiful tiny town on the Cornish coast, this is the story of Grace (played by Brenda Blethyn), a cheery housewife and amateur horticulturist, who is rudely awakend from her complacency when her husband jumps out of a plane – without a parachute, leaving her with enormous debts. Having tried all other options, Grace’s gardener (Craig Ferguson) suggests a solution: by growing vast amounts of marijuana and selling it on to a drug baron, Grace can raise all the cash she needs to get out of her sticky situation.
Saving Grace is similar to classic comedies such as Whisky Galore! and more modern classics such as Local Hero. It is, however, the different characters in the film, such as the local doctor played by Martin Clunes and the vicar played by Leslie Phillips, as well as a magnificent performance by Brenda Blethyn, that make the film so funny and memorable.
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Praise for the film:
‘A spiritedly daft and droll gem of straight-faced lunacy, “Saving Grace”
harvests a bumper crop of laughs…’
What is Grace Growing in her Greenhouse?
Grace Trevethan has a wonderful life, living with her husband in their beautiful house and grounds in the Cornish village of St Liac. Then one day, Grace's dream-like existence is shattered as her husband dies suddenly by jumping out of a plane without a parachute (nearly taking out an unsuspecting morris dancer in the process). Faced with huge debts that mean she will lose her beloved home, Grace is at her wits' end, until her gardener, Matthew, comes up with a perfect, if highly illegal, solution that he believes can save her …
Gradually, Grace becomes embroiled in a daring scheme that can either save her home or end with disastrous consequences. The events that ensue make life in the usually sleepy village more complex, nerve-wracking and entertaining than anything a city has to offer.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007107110