Richard E Grant and Helena Bonham Carter star in this off-beat tale of love, poetry and house plants. Comstock and Rosemary are a quirky 1930's couple with very modern ideas. He's an eccentric budding poet who decides to quit his nice middle class job as an advertising copy writer in a bid to embrace poverty and his art. Meanwhile, his long suffering girlfriend, Rosemary, works furiously to keep her career and their unconventional relationship on the rails. Their odd but amusingly touching romance bizarrely evolves around Comstock's passion to escape that dreaded symbol of middle class respectability... The Aspidistra.