Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)


Another obscure, quiet movie y'all may have missed is the English film "Cold Comfort Farm" (1995, comedy).

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons is a comic novel. It was made into a movie and released to the public in 1996.

The setting is England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, a recently orphaned 19-year-old socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the gloomy farm is completely around the twist, but Flora tries to sort everything out. But Flora discovered a new branch of her family tree ... the one with all the nuts.

It's one comic situation after another.

If you're a big fan of English comedy, you'll probably recognize many of the cast.

Some Of The Cast:

Joanna Lumley as Mrs. Smiling (of AbFab fame)

Kate Beckinsale as the orphaned Flora Poste

Ian McKellen as the overly religious Amos Starkadder

Miriam Margolyes as the sensible housekeeper Mrs. Beetle


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Here ya go Lanny. Now you can waste another afternoon at YouTube ... tee hee

Let me know if you've seen this movie. I now have it on DVD and never tire of watching it. Enjoy!

♥ ∞

9 comments:

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I read this book and saw the movie. It was a scream!!!!!
I love dropping in for a lil visit at your blog. Always something nice going on here :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Technonana said...

Hi Sparky... there is a message on my blog from Nana Trish, please reply to her blog!!
Thanks!!
Sharon

The Texican said...

I have seen the movie and it is worthy of a view. I'm trying to fly blind this morning as I turned on the computer to find the techies have been busy during the night and have changed things on both blogger and google. I hope they are not finished yet. Pappy

Mildred said...

I have not seen this so I appreciate your recommendation. Thanks and have a great Sunday.

Janeen said...

Looks like my kind of movie~ I'm an English movie kind of gal! It is in my Netflix Queue. I'm loving your Sunday Reviews!

steviewren said...

I haven't seen it but I'm putting it on my Netflix. I always appreciate a recommendation.

Lanny said...

Well finally! Saw this on my reader yesterday and so I started to watch it while the rest of the fam was playing secret agent on the big tube (not really a tube anymore is it, like "could you dial this number for me" - kripes I digress again) anywho they caught me so I had to share and plug my laptop into the tv, not as much fun but I was willing to share. Noticed the date, ya I missed it 'cause I was doing other stuff and I also remember that I thought it was a horror flick. The first scene freaked me out, I don't refuse to watch horror but not at certain times in my life, one of them being right now. But I looked back here and trusted your words that it was a comedy. And it was pretty good (something is lost in translation watching a movie on the tv through the laptop off of youtube) Bet and I laughed, Dirt and Anna snored. We have some great lines off of it. My fav. "God will provide. Or not. According to His will."

Thanks Sparky!

Poetikat said...

Hi Sparky! I have seen this, but it was eons ago! I think we may even have owned it on video at one time. Definitely worth watching again. I also like Rufus Sewell.

Thanks for the reminder!

Kat

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I'm glad so many folks like this movie too. I really need to read the book. That's on my list ...

Thanks for stopping by! Hope the rest of your Sunday is enjoyable and happy. ♥ ∞