Saving Grace

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

This turns on the comic incongruity of a prim and proper country lady (Blethyn) venturing into the high end dope-dealing business after finding her late husband has left her with something less than nothing. It's an evident confection, generous with provincial whimsy - and turns out to be very merry fun. What's different? In the first place, breadth of constituency: its populist inclusiveness encompasses diverse characters and audiences. After all, no one's going to set out specifically to ingratiate middle-aged housewives with a drug peddling romp, nor dope freaks with a story of a Cornish widow's belated liberation; compounding the two, however, results in refreshingly poignant silliness. The sensibility's very Ealing, which makes it a rose-tinted vision of England, but eminently lively and charming.


Release details

93 mins

Cast and crew

Nigel Cole
Craig Ferguson, Mark Crowdy
Brenda Blethyn
Tchéky Karyo
Martin Clunes
Clive Merrison
Valerie Edmond
Tristan Sturrock
Bill Bailey
Leslie Phillips
Craig Ferguson
Jamie Foreman
Phyllida Law
Diana Quick
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