follows many of the British traditions by using everyday characters
and stories the audience can relate to, with an underlying social
This loosely based true story deals with
rehabilitation of hardened misfit prisoners, who discover their
gifts for gardening.
There are occasional laughs, and it becomes
more amusing than funny as murderers discuss planting techniques.
A few will love this movie, but it failed
to hold my interest and the feel was forced--like you had to
love these guys.
Major criminals competing in a flower contest?
Greenfingers is more character development than plot.
It's low-key humor producing the seeds
of budding romance, not once, but twice. An art house movie that
no one will discover until it finishes out its full term (with
time off for good behavior).
More flowery than funny, it's a light comedy
that may or may not be everyone's cup of tea.
is a low-key British film about redemption and hope for five
hardened criminals who become gardeners in an experimental minimum-security
It's an unusual group of characters in
this movie who turn a prison garden into a bed of roses and experience
new motivations for living.
This story is hard to believe, but I liked
the fact that the picture was based on the real-life gardening
achievements represented in the New York Times article
"Free to grow bluebells in England."