Life Is Sweet
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Mike Leigh's situation comedy about a lower middle-class family in the London suburbs is a slice-of-life chronicle that subtly reveals the pain and rage underneath the surface of day-to-day conventions. The youngish parents, Wendy (Alison Steadman) and Andy (Jim Broadbent) live with their 20-something twin daughters, Nicola (Jane Horrocks) and Natalie (Claire Skinner). Natalie, a plumber's assistant, is clean-cut and forever looks on the bright side of life. Nicola, who is unemployed, has nothing but contempt for conventionality. As the daughters deal with the obsessively sunny Wendy… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The director's wife at the time, Alison Steadman, stealing the show as Wendy the nurturing suburban housewife survivor."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Explores the personal and economic lives of a lower middle-class English family in hard times."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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