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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Judith Starkadder
... Flora Poste
Sheila Burrell ... Ada Doom
... Mybug
... Adam Lambsbreath
... Mrs. Mary Smiling
... Amos Starkadder
... Mrs. Beetle
... Seth Starkadder
... Reuben Starkadder
Jeremy Peters ... Urk
Maria Miles ... Elfine Starkadder
Christopher Bowen ... Charles Fairford
Louise Rea ... Meriam Beetle
Sophie Revell ... Rennet
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Em Busca da Felicidade  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,139,000, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$5,596,906, 4 October 1996
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Trivia

Charles Fairford's biplane is a 1930 De Havilland DH 60G Gipsy Moth (construction number 1259, registration G-ABAG). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mybug: Miss Poste! Miss Poste! I'm engorgingly in love with you!
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Version of Cold Comfort Farm (1968) 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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Amusing, or diverting...not "such fun"
11 March 2000 | by 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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