Life Is Sweet details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Moya Brady, Stephen Rea, Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Timothy Spall, Jane Horrocks, Claire Skinner, David Thewlis|
Life Is Sweet
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Mar 2008|
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Funny, funny, funny......By a customer from Middlesex , 01 Sep 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]ahhh I just think this is such a good film. The cast are great and the story is just compelling.
It has a few depressing moments - but what great british film doesn't as it subjects we can all understand.
Jane Horrocks esp stands out in this - probably one of her first films.
If in doubt add this to your wishlist now.
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Not one of Leigh's bestBy JeanH (5 reviews) , 08 Dec 2013I am a big Mike Leigh fan, but have to say, this is not one of his best. It is quite an early one, and his work has improved as time has gone on. The worst thing about this is the accents, they are awful! There are no redeeming features in any of he characters, and I don't get Timothy Spall character at all, pointless. I cannot recommend this sadly
Not his bestBy ghedgehog (29 reviews) from Milton Keynes , 16 Aug 2013Have watched and enjoyed many Mike Leigh films, but not this one. Billed as a comedy, but it made me cringe not laugh. The one or too poignant moments were its saving grace, but still not a film I would recommend.
Watchable good kitchen sink dramaBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 03 Apr 2013Typical Mike Leigh study of the ordinary- grim and underclass family life but where hope and love and optimism can occasionally surface. The usual cast and the usual good quality film.
Horrible filmBy a customer , 09 Feb 2013A mistake to get this film. Excellent cast but they were wasted. Embarrassing to watch. Too much shouting. The last 10 minutes were the best and this pushed up my rating slightly.
Are they taking the mickey out of me?By Kirkcudbright (24 reviews) , 03 Feb 2013Oh dear- what's with those accents? If the actors have a go, and they can't do it, then either drop the actor or the accents- they're so bad it's insulting. Honestly, what was anyone thinking? Are they 'doing' working class? Is that what they teach you at RADA- is there a little book that you take with you to auditions, and you spin a wheel on the front until you get to 'the working classes', and open the book, and it says 'shout a lot and breathe with your mouth open'. Wow, so so bad. Had to turn it off (and I was with friends, and none of us could take it any more). I don't understand how anyone involved with Secrets and Lies or High Hopes could have been involved in this.