- Actors: Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton, Patrick Malahide
- Directors: Bill Forsyth
- Writers: Bill Forsyth
- Producers: Clive Parsons, Davina Belling, Paddy Higson
- Format: PAL, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Mono
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Cinema Club
- DVD Release Date: 4 Oct. 2004
- Run Time: 100 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0002W19VA
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,130 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Comfort And Joy [DVD]
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Bill Forsyth (`Gregory's Girl', `Local Hero') directed this comic thriller, which begins when Glasgow DJ Alan (Bill Paterson), already frustrated by the sickly-sweet constraints of his radio show, loses his girlfriend. His life acquires new meaning when he finds himself mediating between ice-cream gangsters Mr Bunny and Mr McCool. With C.P. Grogan, Patrick Malahide, and Eleanor David. Music by Mark Knopfler.
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Top Customer Reviews
Dumped DJ Dickie Bird (the perennially excellent Bill Paterson) wants to be taken seriously and tries his hand at some investigative journalism. After seeing an attack on an ice cream van manned by Alex "Taggart" Norton and Clare Grogan being trashed he gets involved in an internecine ice cream war.
A warm, amusing script coupled with an understated Mark Knopfler Score (bits of Love Over Gold for the record) and sympathetic direction/cinematography results in a great feel good film, a star is docked as feels a little dated.
This excellent film is as funny now as it was then! It's worth a few pounds and an evening in for anybody!
I would certainly recommend the film especially to homesick Glaswegians who will recognise many of the sights.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful Movie. The Best Christmas Pic next to Trading Places!Published 5 months ago by Andrew Mitchell
I didn't enjoy it as much as Local Hero, but then Local Hero is one of my favourite filmsPublished 7 months ago by Northern Light
Quickly and safely packaged, item as described. ExcellentPublished 11 months ago by Stephen L. Dahlgren
I have been waiting so long for the reproduction of "Comfort & Joy". The wait was worth it.Published 15 months ago by Gordon Barberry
Excellent Bill Patterson and a good idea to portray the "Ice-cream wars" of Glasgow, with lots of amusing scenes, but the end was a bit disappointing. LDPublished 17 months ago by tim d
Simply the most enjoyable of BP's films for me - and given his catalogue that does say a lot.
The plot is dizzy and the characters almost larger than life - though... Read more