A disc jockey from glasgow scotland loses his neerdowell shoplifting. Anyone expecting a fastpaced movie will be disappointed. Comfort and joy 84 bill paterson billy mcelhaney cp grogan roberto bernardi. This was forsyths allegedly last decent movie before making the move to hollywood where things went awry. For each film, we use the first date on which it was made available to the public, which might include international theatrical or domestic video releases that were a few days, or sometimes more, earlier than the domestic uscanada theatrical release. We know were in the eccentric territory of a bill forsyth movie when a glaswegian radio station holds a pinup contest, even though. Alan bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. It begins as a story about those dim, lonely days following a breakup, and turns into a fantastical tale of the dark underworld. Allways look on the bright side of life life of brian performed by eric idle 1979. Bill paterson plays alan dickie bird, a popular radio personality experiencing a midlife crisis sparked by his girlfriends unexpected departure a marvelously written and realized scene. Check out this behind the scenes look at bad boys for life read more. This leads him into the struggle between two italian families, the bernardis and the rossis, over whose ice cream vans can sell where in glasgow. Comfort and joy 84 bill paterson billy mcelhaney cp. Bill patersons alan dickie bird is a partridgesque local radio dj whose life starts to unravel when his kleptomaniac girlfriend leaves him.
With bill paterson, eleanor david, clare grogan, alex norton. Mark knopfler joy from comfort and joy official video youtube. Studiocanals region b bluray of comfort and joy is a bfi restoration of this feature from 1984. Comfort and joy 1984 marks a watershed in several respects. Like most forsyth films, comfort and joy is warm and gentle without being.
Comfort and joy is an underrated gem of a christmas movie. Freedom water eric clapton performed by billy conolly 1984. Watch comfort and joy full movie in hd visit movie 30278 radio host alan dickie bird witnesses how an icecream van is attacked. Countdown to christmas year round with your favorite holiday movies.
Radio host alan bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. Comfort and joy soundtrack from 1984, composed by mark knopfler. Comfort and joy is a charming film on its own, but something of a disappointment when. All movie names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. A radio disc jockeys life undergoes a bizarre upheaval after his girlfriend leaves him days before christmas. Watch comfort and joy full movie in hd visit radio host alan dickie bird witnesses how an icecream van is attacked. Comfort and joy 2003 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. A workaholic advertising executive discovers that there may just be more to life than the daily grind in this warmhearted christmas comedy from director maggie greenwald. Overview of comfort and joy, 1984, directed by bill forsyth, with bill paterson, eleanor david, c p grogan, at turner classic movies. I loved this christmas movie when it broadcast on lifetime, and i love it even more now that i bought this beautiful christmas movie on dvd cant wait to see it again. A disc jockey from glasgow scotland loses his neerdowell shoplifting girlfriend and then becomes involved with a couple of mafia clans who are in the midst of warring over territorial rights. Comfort and joy is still a treat, though, its dry humour a return to the style of forsyths zerobudget debut. Comfort and joy 1984 rotten tomatoes movie trailers.
Comfort and joy is a 1984 scottish comedy film written and directed by bill forsyth and starring bill paterson as a radio disc jockey whose life undergoes a. Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene. After he witnesses an attack on an ice cream van by angry competitors, he is led into the struggle between two italian families over the ice cream market of glasgow. And then, in the late summer of 1984, forsyth presented his latest comedy to the world. This vintage original still shows a very rare photo of from left to right alex norton, bill paterson, billy mcelhaney, cp grogan and roberto bernardi.
Here, for example, is bill forsyths comfort and joy, one of the happiest and most engaging movies you are likely to see this year, and it comes from a glasgow director who. Official theatrical movie poster for comfort and joy 1984. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. I couldnt find a trailer for this movie so i slapdashed one together. This list shows all films released in 1984, including films that went directtovideo, or only got an international theatrical release. Dont be alarmed by the slightly misty, lower quality main titles sequence. Get the latest on upcoming christmas movies, tv schedule updates, and new releases on dvd. Mark knopfler music from the film comfort and joy discogs. Comfort and joy quotes at the internet movie database. Bill paterson, eleanor david, clare grogan, alex norton. Joy is taken from the original soundtrack of the 1984 scottish comedy film comfort and joy directed by bill forsyth and starring bill paterson. This is every bit as enjoyable as gregorys girl, local hero or that sinking feeling three other bill forsyth classics i love and own.
In the midst of the halloween season, when the movies are mostly about murders with power drills, its time to observe that cheerful, goodhearted people do still exist on the screen. Released in 1984 containing music from comfort and joy 1984. Even if looking back at them now shows too clearly perhaps their. Abandoned at christmas by his longtime livein and kleptomaniac maddy eleanor david, edinburgh disc jockey alan bill patersonseeks comfort and joy in the company of his friend colin and family, only to feel lonelier than ever. Starring bill paterson, clare grogan, rikki fulton, eleanor david. Comfort and joy is a 1984 film about a radio host who tries to settle a feud between two families.1142 9 969 891 582 1439 1261 1374 403 252 126 1231 122 646 616 626 668 287 129 317 777 565 1445 973 1220 984 1135 655 19 444 283 863