Cold Comfort Farm Poster

Release Date: 1995

PG|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
In this adaptation of the satirical British novel, Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale), a plucky London society girl orphaned at age 19, finds a new home with some rough relatives, the Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. With a take-charge attitude and some encouragement from her mischievous friend, Mary (Joanna Lumley), Flora changes the Starkadders' lives forever when she settles into their rustic estate, bringing the backward clan up to date and finding inspiration for her novel in the process.

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen, Ivan Kaye, Rufus Sewell, Maria Miles, Freddie Jones

Director: John Schlesinger

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Gramercy, Polygram

Keywords: England, Charming, Love interest, Lighthearted, Transformation, London, Growing up, 1930s, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Who, though, would assume rambunctious humor would be served up as well? Dickens meets the Beverly Hillbillies, and the movie is handsome, too. [10 May 1996, p.4D]

  • This tart but fluffy paean to good sense and clean linen is a bracing reminder that the reason the English think they're so clever is that they are -- some of them, at any rate. show more

  • The movie, based on the famous comic novel by Stella Gibbons, is dour, eccentric and very funny, and depends on the British gift for treating madness as good common sense. show more

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