Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm
Cold Comfort Farm
  • PG
  • 1h 44m
  • 1996
Fresh83%
From Academy Award winning director John Schlesinger comes a brilliantly witty film. Starring Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor) as Flora Poste, a London society girl, and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) as Flora's friend and mentor, this heartwarming comedy is full of charm and clever satire. Recently orphaned, Flora ignores the sage advice of Mrs. Smiley (Lumley) and moves to the country to live on a decrepit farm with her eccentric relatives. Fancying herself a writer, Flora encounters perfect material for her novel in the humorously odd collection of rural characters. In her own inimitable way, Flora insists on creating order out of their chaos, and in the process, she fills their lives with light and laughter. Also starring Rufus Sewell (A Knight’s Tale), Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings), Stephen Fry (Peter's Friends) and Eileen Atkins.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh83%
Critics Consensus: Cold Comfort Farm sends up high-minded classics with a wit and impressive restraint that rivals its inspirations.
Reviews
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Rotten

Malcolm Bradbury's script and John Schlesinger's direction ... between them coarsen, soften and si...

June 21, 2017
Variety
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

Schelsinger's masterfully directed eccentric satire is based on Stella Gibbons' 1933 book which sp...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Fresh

Mr. Schlesinger draws lively performances out of his cast and surprising variety out of the film's...

June 16, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:May 10, 1996
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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