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Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  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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The Jane Austen quote - "What a pleasant life may be had in this world by a handsome, sensible old lady of good fortune blessed with a sound constitution and a firm will." - is fictitious and not from any Jane Austen book or other writing. See more »

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

Quotes

Flora Poste: Oh Charles. You do have heavenly teeth
Charles: Come on.
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Version of Cold Comfort Farm (1968) See more »

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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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Amusing, or diverting...not "such fun"
11 March 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I simply adore this movie! From beginning to end it shines with wit and hilarious depravity. Having read the book, I think it safe to say that this is one of the best transitions from page to screen. Everyone is perfectly cast in this - particularly Kate Beckinsale as Flora, Joanna Lumley as Mrs. Smiling, Eileen Atkins as Judith and Ian McKellen as Amos. Rufus Sewell makes for great eye-candy as Seth, and the virtually unknown Maria Miles is adorable as Elfine. Aunt Ada Doom, played by Sheila Burrell, constantly reminds us that "There have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm," and although it's probably best to keep it that way, she's in for a few surprises. Flora's dealings with Mr. Mybug, hysterically portrayed by Stephen Fry, are alone worth the price of renting this movie.

Flora's decision to go to Cold Comfort Farm after her parents die sets the tone for the rest of the movie; it sounds "Interesting and appalling...the others just sound appalling!" If you want a good chuckle, or just love good British humor, by all means, see this movie!


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