Have you seen the movie Greenfingers (2001)?
Greenfingers at Yahoo movies, with Clive Owen and Helen Mirren.
I saw it when it was first at movie theaters and both hubby and I loved it. Then last night I caught it on the Indieplex channel and once again I thought it was a lovely film.
"Colin Briggs is a man who has given up on life. Nearing the end of a long sentence for murder, Colin is transferred to Edgefield, a minimum security prison in the Cotswolds. Once there, Colin meets Fergus Wilks, an eccentric "lifer" who gives Colin an unwanted packet of seeds as a Christmas present. He begrudgingly plants the seeds in Edgefield's hard, infertile soil and, much to both men's surprise, the seeds flourish along with the two men's friendship. Impressed by the sight of the blooming flowers, the prison Govenor commissions Colin, Fergus and three other inmates to cultivate Edgefield's first garden. When the prison garden attracts the attention of flamboyant gardening expert, Georgina Woodhouse, she offers to sponsor the inmates in their first garden show. "
I think that it is a wonderful story about redemption, finding beauty in the least likely places, about love and about hope. This film has drama, comedy - with hysterical one liners -, endearing moments, charming gardens and even a great soundtrack. Helen Mirren is outstanding as always, closer to her character in Calendar Girls than to The Queen. And Clive Owen showed an underlaying tenderness and sensibility that I haven't seen much in his subsequent roles.
I highly recommend this edifying movie. It will make you feel good as the credits roll by.