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Cold Comfort Farm

4 Ratings: 3.5
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Director: John Schlesinger
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 10, 1996
MPAA Rating: PG
2 reviews about Cold Comfort Farm
review by . June 13, 2010
Down on the farm
It is the 1930s, and London gadabout Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale) has just been orphaned. With no options or ambition (except to experience life and become a writer), she goes to live in the country with distant relatives. Upon arriving at the dilapidated farm, she finds its inhabitants are all gloomy, filthy, wretched oafs, so naturally she sets about improving their lives.      This basic plot has been done before, most notably in Amelie, but this BBC movie is terrible. There's …
review by . May 12, 2009
Originally broadcast in 1971, the BBC's telly production of Stella Gibbon's 1932 novel, "Cold Comfort Farm" helped to launch the first season of PBS's signature series, "Masterpiece Theatre".     This is a great BBC remake and is the great director, John Schlessinger's (Billy Liar, Midnight Cowboy & Marathon Man,) acclaimed 1995 film adaptation starring a TERRIFIC young, Kate Beckinsale (in her 5th film) as the recently orphaned, main character & heroine, 19 year-old …
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