John from Donegal, 26 Aug 2008
The lives and loves of allottment keepers and asylum seekers alike are told beautifully in this film.
Its filmed almost entirely on the allottments and really shows that you don't need a big budget to make a great film.
It reminds me a little of the old Ealing comedys. A bit silly and far fetched in places but good clean fun.
An excellent ensemble cast, especially Benedict Wong, as the silent assylum seeker who unwittingly causes so much strife amoung the other allottment holders.
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Craig from Galway, 29 May 2008
A real treat of a film. The interactions between the characters is superb with obvious relationships and tensions. The humour, although dark in places, does stir some real belly laughs, especially for the keen eyed observers as the humour in this film is not always in the middle of the screen.
Well worth watching even if you never plan on having an allotment. You never know how political home grown vegetables can be ;-)
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Lesley from Donegal, 03 Sep 2008
Grand film, full of characters you can identify with. An allotment becomes the centre of the universe with politics, unreguited love, jelousy, race, hate, cruel big business, underhand dealings, dictators etc. A very good ensemble cast of actors bring the stories to life in a poignant and sensitive manner. Well worth watching.
Claire from Dublin, 07 Feb 2008
Quite sweet on one level but also a thought provoking movie that makes you wonder about power in the world and what is the best way to react to it - should one fight back and risk losing everything or humbly submit and accept what you have.
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Caitríona from Wicklow, 01 Feb 2008
What an utterly charming film! Funny, sad, poignant and courageous! Set in an allotment - it protrays all the personailities that are encountered in the real world!
I really enjoyed this move, and plan to watch it again!