Cold Comfort Farm ()

directed by John Schlesinger
featuring Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen, Ivan Kaye

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Stella Gibbons' popular novel was published in 1932, and it has been adapted twice for British television, first as a miniseries in 1971, then by director John Schlesinger in 1995. That version proved so popular that it was released to theaters in the U.S. The heroine of Gibbons' story, Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale), is an aspiring young writer with two needs: material for her first novel, and a cheap place to live and work. A wealthy friend encourages her to take advantage of her country cousins and impose upon them for ...


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Nov 1, 2012

Delightful & positive

This film begins rather slowly, but has some great characters. The farm is a haunting look at life in days gone by. The heroin is so very positive about everything she encounters, except the original reason for her coming to the farm. An enjoyable lark with some fine shots of the farm and its surrounding areas.


Jul 10, 2008

a classic!

This movie is one of the funniest things I've ever come across. It is loaded with the dry British wit that takes no prisoners. It is also one of those rare adaptations of a book to film that actually works. I cannot recommed this movie highly enough!

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