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Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance  -  10 May 1996 (USA)
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In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the ... See full summary »

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In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the gloomy farm is completely around the twist, but Flora tries to sort everything out... Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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She discovered a new branch of her family tree... the one with all the nuts.

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Rated PG for brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Em Busca da Felicidade  »

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$4,139,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)

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$5,596,906 (USA) (4 October 1996)
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Charles Fairford's biplane is a 1930 De Havilland DH 60G Gipsy Moth (construction number 1259, registration G-ABAG). See more »

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Quotes

Flora Poste: Oh Charles. You do have heavenly teeth
Charles: Come on.
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Arrangement by Robert Lockhart
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"I'd take the old woman as well -- but she's so gloomy!"
6 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was produced for BBC television but had a theatrical release the next year -- probably to take advantage of the popularity of all those Jane Austen movies (Emma, Persuasion, et. al.) It is not a Jane Austen story, but it is a sort of genial romance/comedy of manners (set in the early 1930's?) with a plucky, bright, but penniless heroine. The book it was based on was actually a parody of Gothic romance fiction. Even though this movie is played for laughs (and has many), it still manages to make you care for the characters. Everything works here and (editing, cinematography, performances) and you really appreciate what the director, John Schlesinger, managed to do on a probably skimpy budget.

This movie was the first I ever saw of Kate Beckinsale and I thought she was fantastic in it. I remained a fan for a long while, even though her subsequent movie performances (and choices) have been awful. She finally lost me with her recent laughable turn in Van Helsing. Nevertheless, she WAS good in Cold Comfort Farm, so if you're no fan of Beckinsale don't let that dissuade you from seeing this movie.

Other standouts in the cast are Eileen Atkins, Rufus Sewell, and Ian McKellen who is screamingly funny as a fire and brimstone preacher.

This film is definitely worth having on video or DVD in that it bears up very well to repeated viewings. I've seen it at least 5 times since its release, and my estimation of it rises with each viewing.


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