.

Saving Grace

Brenda Blethyn, Tcheky Karyo, Craig Ferguson, Valerie Edmond, Martin Clunes

Directed by Nigel Cole
Rolling Stone: star rating
5 0
Community: star rating
5 0 0
September 1, 2000

Saving Grace, starring British actress Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies), is a crowd-pleasing comedy in the tradition of The Full Monty and Waking Ned Devine. Blethyn plays Grace Trevethan, a recent widow whose cheating husband left her broke. So her gardener, Matthew (Craig Ferguson), persuades Grace to grow grass — the kind you can smoke — in her greenhouse, and pot becomes her salvation. Look, it's not Cheech and Chong. You know where this movie is going every step of the way. But Blethyn's solid-gold charm turns Saving Grace into a comic high.

prev
Movie Review Main Next

ADD A COMMENT

Community Guidelines »
loading comments

loading comments...

COMMENTS

Sort by:
    Read More

    Movie Reviews

    More Reviews »
    Around the Web
    Powered By ZergNet
    Daily Newsletter

    Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

    Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
    marketing partners.

    X

    We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

    Song Stories

    “Wake Up Everybody”

    John Legend and the Roots | 2010

    A Number One record by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in 1976 (a McFadden- and Whitehead-penned classic sung by Teddy Pendergrass) inspired the title and lead single from Wake Up!, John Legend's tribute album to message music. The more familiar strains of "Wake Up Everybody" also fit his agenda. "It basically sums up, in a very concise way, all the things we were thinking about when we were putting this record together in that it's about justice, doing the right thing and coming together to make the world a better place," he said. Vocalists Common and Melanie Fiona assist Legend on this mission to connect.

    More Song Stories entries »
    www.expandtheroom.com