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Cold Comfort Farm (1996)

tomatometer

100

Average Rating: 8.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 0

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audience

82

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Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 6,765

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Movie Info

Stella Gibbons' popular novel was published in 1932, and it has been adapted twice for British television, first as a miniseries in 1971, then by director John Schlesinger in 1995. That version proved so popular that it was released to theaters in the U.S. The heroine of Gibbons' story, Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale), is an aspiring young writer with two needs: material for her first novel, and a cheap place to live and work. A wealthy friend encourages her to take advantage of her country

PG,

Art House & International, Comedy

Feb 25, 2003

Universal Pictures

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (5) | DVD (4)

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.

June 2, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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[A] mischievous send-up of D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy and assorted other high-toned practitioners of grimly serious rural romances.

July 18, 2014 Full Review Source: The Moving Picture Show
The Moving Picture Show

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

May 30, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

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

February 2, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

August 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The film is full of wonderful eccentrics and funny performances.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

Falls flat on its bum.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for Cold Comfort Farm

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 passion for bustiers & bra's. And when I say "passion" I mean that she has a vertiable museum of them in her home and speaks about them each as if they were her lovers.

I saw something nasty in the wood shed!
March 17, 2008
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charming
August 6, 2007
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