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3.7 of 5 from 147 ratings
1h 38min
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Synopsis:
'Life is Sweet' is the remarkable story of an unremarkable British family told in the classic tragi-comedy style that is uniquely Mike Leigh's. It covers issues of unemployment, anorexia, failure, nervous breakdown, and hope, as they affect one suburban London family and their friends and acquaintances. The characters and story were created with and by the actors - giving a special edge and momentum to the unfolding events.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Simon Channing-Williams
Writers:
Mike Leigh
Studio:
Spirit Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/03/2008
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2012
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
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Reviews (3) of Life is Sweet

Mike Leigh gets darker - beautiful film - Life is Sweet review by CP Customer

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06/06/2009

This sees Mike Leigh delving a little deeper and a little darker than in some of his earlier films. The subject matter is loosely the same, a dysfunctional family living on the bread-line, with well drawn divisions between the characters. Lots of heart-aching and lots of laughter, this is a beautiful if uncomfortable modern-day saga. It is not a film that anyone should regret seeing.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

saccharine - Life is Sweet review by JD

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05/11/2009

The beauty of this film is the characterisations. Some are quite bazaar but utterly convincing. The gentle interactions and reactions. The problem is that the plot rambles on never really in any way gripping and pulling the senses.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Wonderful Mike Leigh Film. - Life is Sweet review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
27/11/2012

Stunning Alison Steadman portrayal of a working class woman who keeps her family functional, unaware of her own heroism. A funny, insightful, moving film.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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