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Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

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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10 May 1996 (USA)  »

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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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1.66 : 1
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Towards the end of the film, Judith Starkadder can be seen reading tarot cards. The one that she has in her hand is "the Sun". This is considered to represent "earthly happiness" in tarot interpretation. 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: I try to bring people around to the higher common sense.
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Version of Cold Comfort Farm (1968) See more »

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Sidewalks of Cuba
Rumba from "Cotton Club Parade"
Composed by Ben Oakland (as Oakland) / Mitchell Parish / Irving Mills (as Mills)
Published by EMI Music
Arrangement by Robert Lockhart
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Plenty of comfort and humor on this farm
24 September 2000 | by (Houston, Texas) – 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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