Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm

DVD - 2003
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When orphan Flora Poste descends on her eccentric relatives at Cold Comfort Farm, she finds nothing but chaos and sees it her duty to restore order
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2003
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780783279060
078327906X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. with b? ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 025192264924

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VpraxisLirary
Oct 27, 2017

Lovely movie! I'll see it again and again! very inspiring for quirky dysfunctional families. with good laughter!!!

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dnurgitz
Mar 09, 2017

A quirky and witty movie that was lots of fun to watch. Good characters too. Some will "get" the movie, some won't. If you like English period movies, you'll find this one fun and fresh.

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jimg2000
Jan 27, 2017

A comedy on a perky quirky tour de force change agent came upon "Cold Comfort Farm," ready or not. Some LOL moments and deft florid dialogues that do not offend anyone. ... the fire-and-brimstone preacher was terrifyingly good!

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learningcat3
Nov 01, 2016

Lovely Movie!

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greekurn
Jun 30, 2016

Too quirky for me. I'll try it again later, but next time with a bottle of wine.

LPL_TriciaK Jan 09, 2016

A quirky movie that is a great fit for Anglophiles who like goofy, off-beat humorous films. Also a treat for fans of Absolutely Fabulous with the great Joanna Lumley playing a distinctly-non Patsy-like character.

Rather_be_reading Aug 24, 2015

"Robert Post's Child" descends on her eccentric relatives and literally cleans house. Based on a satirical novel by Stella Gibbons, this oddball comedy features a lot of recognizable British actors (including Gandalf as an over-zealous preacher!).

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Libraryman1_0
Sep 22, 2014

Ive never seen this but being British wit, this movie may be worth a watch.

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jazeebelle
Sep 22, 2014

Cute and fun British comedy. Well thought out and wonderfully acted. If you are a fan of Brit humor (not in a Monte Python sort of way) you should give this a watch.

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loumyfriend
Mar 23, 2013

Brilliant satire. Read the book if you don't 'get it'.

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jimg2000
Jan 27, 2017

tons of quotes are already in IMDb:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112701/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

But didn't see these -
Letter to Robert Poste's child:
"I've expected to hear from Robert Poste's child these 20 years. Child, my man once did your father a great wrong. If you'll come here, I'll do my best to atone. But never ask what for. My lips are sealed. "We're not like other folk maybe, but there have always been Starkadders... at Cold Comfort Farm. And we will do our best to welcome Robert Poste's child.... Child, child, if you come to this doomed house, what is there to save you?
Your cousin,
Judith Starkadder. "

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jimg2000
Jan 27, 2017

The something in the woodshed myth:
I saw something nasty in the woodshed.
-Did you? What?
I don't remember anymore. I was little. Something terrible! And it was in the woodshed?
-Are you sure?
Course I'm sure.
-Or maybe the potting shed. Or the bicycle shed. Or the tool shed. All these years, getting five good meals a day, running the farm, ruling the roost, everyone doing... exactly as you say and
sacrificing their lives to yours? That's not bad, is it, just for seeing something nasty in the woodshed?
Everything depends on me.
-Does it?
...
No! I forbid it! ... I saw something nasty in the woodshed.
-Sure, you did, but did it see you, baby?

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jimg2000
Jan 27, 2017

Many quotes in IMDb already:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112701/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Anyway, here is the letter to Robert Poste's child:

I've expected to hear from Robert Poste's child these 20 years. Child, my man once did your father a great wrong. If you'll come here, I'll do my best to atone. But never ask what for. My lips are sealed. "We're not like other folk maybe, but there have always been Starkadders... at Cold Comfort Farm. " ... "And we will do our best to welcome Robert Poste's child. Child, child, if you come to this doomed house, what is there to save you?
"Your cousin, Judith Starkadder. "

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