Cold Comfort Farm

Closed Capationed Starring: Kate Beckinsale Director: John Schlesinger  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit/debit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
Rating 4.5
125 ratings
Movie on IMDb
List Price: $14.98
Your Price: $13.48
You Save: $1.50 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  MHV 61022649D
Play Trailer

DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I've only a hundred pounds a year and I can't play bridge."
  - Flora Poste (KATE BECKINSALE), to her friend, Mrs. Smiling (JOANNA LUMLEY).
"Nature's all very well in her place, but she mustn't be allowed to make things untidy."
  - Flora Poste (KATE BECKINSALE), explaining the benefits of contraceptives to an ignorant farm woman who keeps getting pregnant.
"There'll be no butter in hell!"
  - Amos Starkadder (IAN McKELLEN)
"He's so obnoxious. I haven't the heart to tell him that's why I won't let him kiss me. He thinks I'm inhibited."
  - Flora Poste (KATE BECKINSALE), about Mybug (STEPHEN FRY).

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 12/01/1996
"...All of the book's wit and none of the dull bits..." - Recommended
Rolling Stone - 05/30/1996
"...A delicious social satire....COLD COMFORT FARM, with a clever script by Malcolm Bradbury, sets a raucous pace for a cast of master thespians..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/24/1996
"...Schlesinger has created a perfect, burnished little world, and the delectable cast has a great time..." -- Rating: A
Variety - 06/26/1995
"...A deliciously eccentric, fabulously acted comedy of manners....[With a] playful mood and wicked wit..."
New York Times - 05/10/1996
"...Its characters are conceived and played with gratifying wit....Mr. Schlesinger draws lively performances out of his cast..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/24/1996
"...[The film is] dour, eccentric and very funny, and depends on the British gift for treating madness as good common sense..."

Product Description:

When a young society woman from London becomes suddenly orphaned she's forced to take up residence with a group of her unsophisticated, oddball relatives at their farm. Despite protests from the bedridden, iron-willed matriarch of the farm, the aspiring lass tries to achieve some semblance of order and class in the house. From the novel by Stella Gibbons.

Plot Synopsis:

When the strong-minded Flora Poste loses her parents and her financial security, she moves in with her eccentric and wild relatives at the broken-down Cold Comfort Farm. There, Flora transforms the decrepit building into a vibrant, elegantly decorated home and the untamed family into a group of sophisticated, successful adults.

Plot Keywords:

British | Family Interaction | Farce | Satire | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • A British made-for-television film.
  • Shown at the 1995 Hamptons International Film Festival in New York.
  • Released theatrically in New York City and Los Angeles May 10, 1996; released theatrically in Boston and Philadelphia May 24, 1996.
  • The first collaboration between the BBC and Thames Television.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.5
Based on 125 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Movie Categories:
Product Groupings:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 98,258
  • UPC: 025192264924
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item