Monday, May 19, 2008

Movie Review - Gardening and more

So if it is rainy and cold where you are... like it is where I am today, you may want to wonder out and pick up a copy of a "feel good" movie. Greenfingers dates back to 2000 and if you haven't seen it, you should give it a chance.

Colin Briggs is a man who has given up on life. Nearing the end of a long sentence for murder, Colin is transferred to Edgefield, a minimum security prison in the Cotswolds. Once there, Colin meets Fergus Wilks, an eccentric "lifer" who gives Colin an unwanted packet of seeds as a Christmas present. He begrudgingly plants the seeds in Edgefield's hard, infertile soil and, much to both men's surprise, the seeds flourish along with the two men's friendship. Impressed by the sight of the blooming flowers, the prison Govenor commissions Colin, Fergus and three other inmates to cultivate Edgefield's first garden. When the prison garden attracts the attention of flamboyant gardening expert, Georgina Woodhouse, she offers to sponsor the inmates in their first garden show. As a result of gardening, Colin gains a renewed lease on life, a newly found love for Georgina's daughter and a chance to compete at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show--the largest outdoor garden event in the world.

1 comment:

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

I enjoyed Greenfingers, too.

The strangest thing, for me, watching the film was seeing some locations in Lower Slaughter which I'd visited in 2006. I recognized them instantly even though I was only there for a couple of hours.

I love Clive Owen, though.