Cold Comfort Farm
Cold Comfort Farm (1996)

This old-fashioned British comedy of manners begins in the 1930s as the sophisticated lady Flora Poste is abruptly orphaned and rendered destitute. When Flora decides to move in with her countrified relatives at Cold Comfort Farm in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Schelsinger's masterfully directed eccentric satire is based on Stella Gibbons' 1933 book which spoofs the serious, soul-searching, rural-set stories of writers like D.H. Lawrence and Mary Webb.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good, but somehow not great version of the classic British novel.

David N. Butterworth

Falls flat on its bum.

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

[A] mischievous send-up of D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy and assorted other high-toned practitioners of grimly serious rural romances.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Skewers the dark romantic novels of rural England and shows how a control freak can find happiness.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Sweet, sprightly made-for-British-TV comedy.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The film is full of wonderful eccentrics and funny performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Cold Comfort Farm is a delightful tale based on the book of the same name. Set in the 1940s, this story about a young orphaned girl who goes off to live with… More
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Leigh Ryan
Fantastically funny.
Neum Daddy
Quite possibly Kate Beckinsale's best performance (that I've seen). Very British movie about an upper-crust socialite's clever daughter… More
Robert C
This film is a lot of fun and has a cast of brilliant British actors. Everyone is great, but especially fun is the cameo by Joanna Lumley as the Aunt with a… More