Retro Review: Greenfingers

Colin Briggs (Clive Owen) has a green-thumb but the only problem is that he is a prison inmate.

With his talents, Colin is surprisingly recognized by Martha Stewart clone Georgina Woodhouse (Helen Mirren).

Gardening becomes part of Colin and his fellow inmate’s rehabilitation and eventually sends Colin to enter a national gardening competition. This film is based on a true story.

“Greenfingers” doesn’t apologize for what it is. It is a light-hearted comedy with some razor-sharp wit tossed in. Like “Waking Ned Devine” and “Saving Grace” before it, “Greenfingers” is predictable entertainment but is also sweet and enduring with an adult twist.

If you haven’t heard the name Clive Owen or seen the movie “Croupier” then watch this film. Owen is a star on the rise and he is going to be big. “Greenfingers” is a delightful little Euro-comedy.

(3.5 out of 5)

So Says the Soothsayer.

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