Comfort and Joy (1984)



Movie Info

A disc jockey from Glasgow Scotland loses his ne'er-do-well shoplifting girlfriend and then becomes involved with a couple of mafia clans who are in the midst of warring over territorial rights for their businesses. Somehow by shows end he seems to come up smelling like a rose.
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy , Drama , Romance
Directed By: Bill Forsyth , Maggie Greenwald
Written By: Bill Forsyth
In Theaters: wide


C.P. Grogan
as Charlotte
Clare Grogan
as Charlotte
Roberto Bernardi
as Mr. McCool
Alan Stuart
as Fight Arranger
Arnold Brown
as Psychiatrist
Douglas Sannachan
as Trevor's Workman
Alan Tall
as Trevor's Workman
Bob Starrett
as Trevor's Workman
Billy Greenlees
as Trevor's Workman
Robert Buchanan
as Trevor's Workman
David O'Hara
as Engineer
Allan Wylie
as Newsreader
Charles Kearney
as All-Night Deejay
Elspeth Cameron
as Mrs. Wilson
Teri Lally
as Shop Assistant
Ray Jeffries
as Removal Man
Patrick Lewsley
as Removal Man
Johnny Irving
as Bob Hope Lookalike
Johnny Mac
as Fred Astaire Lookalike
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full of cherishable moments, Forsyth's direction gives the film a real cinematic sheen.

Full Review… | February 29, 2016
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Audience Reviews for Comfort and Joy

Sort of a cross between Overboard and It's a Wonderful Life. It is predictable. The acting is fair. Watchable as well as forgettable.

James Higgins
James Higgins

I was amazed when Forsyth made a better film than his 1983 classic Local Hero but here it is. Alan Bird is wonderful as a DJ caught between rival ice cream families. So funny, sad and sweet.

Generoso Fierro
Generoso Fierro

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