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Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy (1984)

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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

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Bill Forsyth

Nov 2, 2004

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A quirky comedy.

March 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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.

April 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

A perfect film for New Year's celebrations with its messages about personal renewal and starting afresh.

July 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Comfort and Joy

If you look up the word quirky in the dictionary it says ;see films by Bill Forsyth. I've heard people say it's a Scottish thing but I'm not so sure I agree, I think he's quirky by anyone's standards. He is the king of quirk. Comfort and Joy is the age old story of Man find woman, man looses women, man get involved in mafia style ice cream vendor war etc etc. It's easy viewing. It's put your feet up, have a cup of tea and enjoy entertainment. Oh, and maybe an ice cream too.
February 21, 2014
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