• Film

Saving Grace


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

  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Nigel Cole
  • Screenwriter:Craig Ferguson, Mark Crowdy
  • Cast:
    • 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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