R | | Comedy, Crime
A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.
When Dr. Bamford (Martin Clunes) and two townsmen witness the extreme phosphorescent lighting at Grace's (Brenda Blethyn) hothouse, the two townsmen want to call the local police and the RAF, for fear about Grace's well-being. Dr. Bamford ... ...
All the people I deal with are scum. I'm a little scummy myself. You are not scum. That worries me.
Grace Trevethyn: I take exception to that. I come from a long line of scum. My dear late husband was one of the scummiest men to walk the face of this earth.
Jacques Chevalier: My ...
When Grace is cleaning up in the kitchen and talking to Harvey after the funeral, a mishap between them causing an empty plate to smash on the floor after she just picked up two stacked plates with left-overs from the table. In the next two close-up shots she doesn't set down those plates, but in the following wider shot as she picks up the pieces and stands up, they are back on the table and she picks them up again.
In the opening credits, the movie title appears and then turns to smoke & blows away while you hear someone exhale.
£402,915 (UK) (21 May 2000)
$12,115,757 (USA) (15 October 2000)
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