Comfort and Joy (1984)

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Comfort and Joy: Directed by Bill Forsyth. With Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton. Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. 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.

“Anything Bill Forsyth does is worth collecting. You will like some movies more than others, but theyu0026#39;re all gems – the antithesis of the Hollywood movie that has to come out of the screen and grab you, yank you. This is film making about people; this is a movie about the human spirit; there are elements of Fawlty Towers in here, the way certain plot elements gradually collide; viewers across the pond may feel bored, expecting something to u0026#39;happenu0026#39; in the sense they are used to; but Forsyth is the best there is for the human soul.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSee it – and collect it.”


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