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Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

In England in the early 1930s, twenty-year-old Flora Poste, recently orphaned, and left with only one hundred pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Beetle
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In England in the early 1930s, twenty-year-old Flora Poste, recently orphaned, and left with only one hundred 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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10 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Em Busca da Felicidade  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,139,000, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$5,596,906, 4 October 1996
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Trivia

The quotes from Flora's novel-in-progress are abridged from the original novel of Cold Comfort Farm. Most of them are from sections that the author playfully wrote to be over-florid and wordy. See more »

Goofs

The candlestick on breakfast table during the first breakfast scene changes places depending upon the shot. See more »

Quotes

Sneller: [reading Flora's first telegram to Mary] Worst fears confirmed. Seth and Reuben too. Everything needs changing. Send magazines!
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Spoofs Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Then I'll Be Tired of You
Composed by E.Y. Harburg (as Harburg) / Arthur Schwartz (as Schwartz)
Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Arrangement by Robert Lockhart
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Plenty of comfort and humor on this farm
24 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Humorous film involving a spirited young woman by the name of Flora, who brings her stylish views of living, to the oppressed residents of a country farm. The humor at times is very dark and cutting, and oft times hilarious. They'll be plenty of good, quotable material from this well-crafted film, to go around. My favorite: "...Drain the well, there's a neighbor missing..." The script is very slick, and the performances are even better. If you enjoy offbeat humor mixed with a really sweet story, you'll like this movie.


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