Comfort and Joy (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Comfort and Joy (1984)




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Movie Info

A disc jockey from Glasgow Scotland loses his ne'er-do-well shoplifting girlfriend and then becomes involved with a couple of mafia clans who are in the midst of warring over territorial rights for their businesses. Somehow by shows end he seems to come up smelling like a rose.


C.P. Grogan
as Charlotte
Clare Grogan
as Charlotte
Roberto Bernardi
as Mr. McCool
Alan Stuart
as Fight Arranger
Arnold Brown
as Psychiatrist
Douglas Sannachan
as Trevor's Workman
Alan Tall
as Trevor's Workman
Bob Starrett
as Trevor's Workman
Billy Greenlees
as Trevor's Workman
Robert Buchanan
as Trevor's Workman
David O'Hara
as Engineer
Allan Wylie
as Newsreader
Charles Kearney
as All-Night Deejay
Elspeth Cameron
as Mrs. Wilson
Teri Lally
as Shop Assistant
Ray Jeffries
as Removal Man
Patrick Lewsley
as Removal Man
Johnny Irving
as Bob Hope Lookalike
Johnny Mac
as Fred Astaire Lookalike
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Critic Reviews for Comfort and Joy

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

This gentle comedy, set in the midst of Glasgow's ice cream wars, still resonates with its superbly observed characters.

February 25, 2016 | Rating: 4/5
Top Critic

One of the happiest and most engaging movies you are likely to see this year.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Full of cherishable moments, Forsyth's direction gives the film a real cinematic sheen.

March 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A quirky comedy.

March 26, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Like most Forsyth films, Comfort and Joy is warm and gentle without being cloying or maudlin. And it somehow avoids off-putting levels of cynicism. Like its main character, Alan, it's just the right amount of not important.

April 27, 2012 | Full Review…

A perfect film for New Year's celebrations with its messages about personal renewal and starting afresh.

July 10, 2003 | Full Review…

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