Saving Grace (2000) Movie Review

Director: Nigel Cole

Writer: Craig Ferguson (Screenplay) Mark Crowdy (Story)

Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clines, Tcheky Karyo, Jamie Foreman, Bill Bailey

Plot: A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband’s suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.


Tagline – Grace’s doctor is worried about the state of her joints.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Saving Grace starts as a small-town English widow Grace (Blethyn) learns her late husband has left her with financial troubles, owing plenty of money across the board, with little hope of making the required money. When Grace’s gardener Matthew (Ferguson) turns to her with an offer to help him grow a weed supply, she jumps at a chance to use her green fingers.

When Grace sees the number of plants flourish, Matthew sees the potential money coming in, building a drift between his wife Nicky who isn’t happy with the idea that he is risking his future by committing the crime of producing drugs, can the two stop before they get caught.

Thoughts on Saving Grace

ThoughtsSaving Grace is a crime comedy that will follow a widower that finds a new lust for life helping her gardener grow his weed, with the two using the chance to get the money they need in life. This will give us the unlikely friendship between Grace’s Brenda Blethyn and Matthew, Craig Ferguson. We do have the concern from an important figure in Matthew’s life, showing how a relationship can be strained by lose of work and taking a chance on something new and dangerous. This story does play into the comedy more than anything else, which will get small-town laughs in the film, instead of going for the full-blown comedy. There is plenty of heart, with the idea that someone will enter a world outside of their comfort zone highlighting the struggles to make ends meet.

Signature Entertainment presents Saving Grace on Digital Platforms 20th September

Final Thoughts Saving Grace is a fun, enjoyable British comedy at its very best.

ABC Film Challenge – 1990s Movies – O – Outbreak (1995) Movie Review

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Writer: Laurence Dworet, Robet Roy Pool (Screenplay)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Donald Sutherland, Patrick Dempsey

 

Plot: Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.


Tagline – Try to Remain Calm

Runtime: 2 Hours 7 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

 

 

Story: Outbreak starts when the CDC look to investigate an outbreak of a virus in Zaire, Sam Daniels (Hoffman) Casey Schuler (Spacey) and Major Salt (Gooding Jr) are called off the investigation when General Billy Ford (Freeman) and General Donald McClintock (Sutherland) believe it is connected to something in their past and it is no longer a threat.

When the virus finds itself on America soil it is spreading like wildfire, leading to Sam and his team, along with his ex-wife Robby (Russo) needing to find a solution before the military will turn to a drastic measure to solve problem.

 

Thoughts on Outbreak

 

ThoughtsOutbreak is a thriller that will follow a group of army scientists that are fighting against time to save the lives of millions from a virus which is taking over the nation, while they look for a cure, other members of the military are looking for a more radical solution. This is a thriller that will highlight just how deadly a viral outbreak can become in a major populated area, showing the panic and the speed in which things can spiral out of control, while also pointing out the work the scientist will do to solve the problem. We have an all-star cast that all shine through the film, as we see them all get their strong moments in the film. Watching the search for patient zero is just as intense as trying to stay ahead of the military decision making.

 

Final ThoughtsOutbreak is an intense relentless thriller.