Bill Forsyth’s Comfort and Joy is full of cherishable moments.
Bill Forsyth’s Comfort and Joy underwhelmed at the box-office on its release in 1984 and has subsequently been out of circulation for many years, which partly explains why it has never achieved the acclaim and cult status enjoyed by his other early ’80s crowdpleasers Gregory’s Girl and Local Hero. Another reason, however, might be because this comedy-drama doesn’t feel as fully formed as those previous efforts, and it suffers from an underpowered narrative engine. Much of the charm and lightness of touch that defines Forsyth’s work is still evident, though [ . . . ] Read more at The Skinny
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