Genre Grandeur – Greenfingers (2000) – Thoughts All Sorts

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Prison Films, here’s a review of Greenfingers (2000) by Catherine of Thoughts All Sorts

Thanks again to Jay of Life Vs. Film for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Ryan of Ten Stars or Less.  We will be reviewing our favorite Boston Film(s).

According to Ryan’s research, this is probably the best list of movies set in Boston

Here is what appears to be the official/unofficial list of everything related to Boston movies

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Apr by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Ryan!

Let’s see what Catherine thought of this movie:


Does it ever happen that when you think of a movie you go “yes! wow…that was such a great movie” and then when you get down to it, you can’t actually remember the details?  That’s what’s happened to me…with Greenfingers (2000). I remember some scenes and also that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The story stars Clive Owen as Colin who is sentenced to prison for murder. For reasons I can’t remember, he is transferred to an open prison where he meets Fergus (the always wonderful David Kelly) who introduces Colin to gardening and plants the seeds (literally and figuratively) of something new. This green pastime quickly grows on Colin (sorry, couldn’t resist) and some other inmates. I vaguely remember Helen Mirren urging them to enter a prestigious garden competition which they do. And…there’s another flower, specifically a Primrose (Natasha Little), who catches Colin‘s fancy.


According to IMDB, this movie, directed by Joel Hershman, is “based on inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison Leyhill which is located in Cotswold.”

So, while I’m not a big help with all the nitty gritty details or the performances, what I can do, because I can remember praising it, is recommend you give this one a watch. I recall it being feel-good and fun. So, definitely a prison movie, but a very colourful flowery one. Also, grandeur-worthy for Movie Rob‘s Genre Grandeur series with the topic Prison Movies selected by Jay of Life vs. Film.


3 thoughts on “Genre Grandeur – Greenfingers (2000) – Thoughts All Sorts

  1. Pingback: Genre Grandeur March Finale – White Heat (1949) – Life Vs. Film |

  2. Pingback: Movie Rob’s Genre Grandeur: Greenfingers (Prison Movie) | Thoughts All Sorts

Let me Know what you think!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.