Cold Comfort Farm details
|Starring:||Joanna Lumley, Rufus Sewell, Freddie Jones, Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Kate Beckinsale|
|Studio:||FREMANTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Cold Comfort Farm
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Jun 2005|
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Tongue in cheek hilarityBy a customer from Yorkshire, UK , 09 Dec 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This made me laugh all the way through - splendidly diverting. If you like the silly dialogue and wit of PG Wodehouse and Oscar Wilde then I think you'll probably like this a lot.
It's based on the novel written by Stella Gibbons as a pastiche of the pastoral novel and is thus very tongue in cheek.
The cast is very impressive and have an excellent pedigree. It's fun to spot them all. Everyone plays their roles with relish but stand-outs have to go to Kate Beckinsale (who was funny and great before she became a Californian), Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry who deliver their lines brilliantly.
Good for a family afternoon with tea and crumpets!
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Packed with underlying humour.By Roger-That (12 reviews) from Ipswich , 14 Aug 2011Quite an old film, but one that will probably stand the test of time for a good deal longer yet.
Very difficult to explain the plot without giving the wrong impression, so I won't. Suffice it to say the the influence of a bright young lady, who places herself in the most unlikely surroundings of a failing and 'cursed' farm, cheerully changes it's fortunes by her psycology on all the inhabitants.
A happy ever after tale with some incredible character parts. Not neccesarily laugh out loud, but packed with underlying humour and very easy to enjoy.
enjoyable if not slowBy doggies (15 reviews) from Goole , 30 May 2011an enjoyable film to stop in on a wet Sunday afternoon in the middle of winter in front of the fire. nothing really happens and the burning question is never solved. but you can switch off and put your feet up
loved it !!!!By a customer from chorley, lancashire , 17 Nov 2010a classic british film, one to watch, snuggled up with a cup of tea, dont make them like this any more....... sadly!
Cold Comfort FarmBy Zoeee (2 reviews) from Ledbury , 12 Jan 2010Really funny, quirky film, there's no telling what Granny saw in the woodshed and there's always scranletting to do at Ticklepenny Corner! Just don't go to Nettle Flitch unless you want to see Seth do unmentionable things with a pitchfork!
Great british dramaBy Tweedie (30 reviews) from Powick , 10 Jan 2010Good adaptation of the novel - shame about the necessary omissions to keep it to required length for TV