Cold Comfort Farm
- John Schlesinger
- Reviewed by
- Gon Curiel a.k.a. Groucho
- Review date
- Monday, April 14, 2003
Extraordinarily fun British TV Movie, one that’s as delightful as it can get, with every element to make it worthwhile. Beckinsale is a joy as Flora, an obvious variation of Jane Austen’s Emma, but every character in the farm has something of its own. Ian McKellen plays a preacher, for instance, and not one that will forgive sins easily! Flora is matchmaker, mind-opener and customs breaker. Little by little, the gloomy atmosphere becomes quite bright. The ending is happy, that’s that.
Based on the novel by Stella Gibbons. Sure is worth a look!!
“Jane Austen and I have so much in common - neither of us can endure a mess.”
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