Comfort and Joy
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Writer/director Bill Forsyth's follow-up to his best film, Local Hero, is another comic exploration of a man undergoing a personal crisis. In Local Hero, the American played by Peter Riegert finds himself enchanted by the people and ambience of a Scottish village he has been dispatched to purchase for an oil company. In Comfort and Joy, Alan (Bill Paterson) is a Glasgow radio disc jockey whose air name is the chirpy Dickey Bird. After Maddy, his girlfriend (Eleanor David), walks out on him at Christmas, he's spurred to re-evaluate his life. Looking for more meaningful work than… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"A quirky comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Like most Forsyth films, Comfort and Joy is warm and gentle without being cloying or maudlin. And it somehow avoids off-putting levels of cynicism. Like its main character, Alan, it's just the right amount of not important."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
"A perfect film for New Year's celebrations with its messages about personal renewal and starting afresh."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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