Growing the Big One (TV Movie 2010)

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Growing the Big One: Directed by Mark Griffiths. With Shannen Doherty, Kavan Smith, Aaron Pearl, April Telek. A radio talk-show host inherits her grandpa’s pumpkin farm. When she loses her job, she’s forced to take over the farm and host a new ‘green’ program. To keep the farm and pay off the mortgage, she hopes to win the pumpkin-growing contest.

“Shannen Dohertyu0026#39;s grandfather has died and left her the farm….. with a big mortgage that is about to come due. She is also undergoing great stress at work, where she has just been reassigned from a talk radio show on urban living to gardening, and her goal for the movie is to grow the world record pumpkin using her grandfatheru0026#39;s seeds and win enough money to pay off that mortgage.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis pleasantly mild Hallmark channel romantic comedy is a very decently executed womanu0026#39;s movie, and the performances are certainly competent — although I am a bit tired of the seemingly uniform direction of urban women as rather brittle and the writing does not permit any overwhelmingly interesting performance. Still, the scenery is pretty, the story while predictable, is nice, the jokes match the venue and the result is a very pleasant time-waster.”

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