That is how the movie, “Cold Comfort Farm”, begins and it gets more hilarious by the minute!
In case you think that isn’t funny, Let me explain. This movie is about Flora Poste, (Robert Poste's child) who is a Jane Austen "wanna-be" but feels she hasn’t had enough experience in the world to write a great novel like Austen has. When she unexpectedly becomes orphaned , and her income is reduced, she decides to write to each of her unfortunate relatives, whom she has never met, to see if she can live with them and get the experiences she is looking for. She settles on the very troubled, Starkadders, who include the likes of Seth, Reuben, Urk, Elfine, and many others.
As Flora Poste lives with the family, trying to improve their circumstances, hilarity in sues, because “…there have always been Starkadders’ at Cold Comfort Farm".
The cast is phenomenal, and includes a young Kate Beckinsale, Ian McKellen, Dame Eileen Atkins, Joanna Lumley, Rufus Sewell and many other English actors you will recognize.This hidden treasure may be hard to find but is so worth the search.