Life's a Breeze
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Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, Eva Birthistle, Kelly Thornton Synopsis: LIFE'S A BREEZE follows a family struggling to stay afloat and stay together through hard times in Ireland. Unemployed slacker Colm (Pat Shortt), his aging mother Nan (Fionnula Flanagan) and his niece Emma (Kelly Thornton) must overcome their many differences to lead their family in a race against time to find a lost fortune. (c) Magnolia

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

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"Life's a Breeze spins a sitcom plot into passable yet predictable entertainment."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
""Life's a Breeze" is ultimately about as cutting and memorable as its title."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
"Set amidst long unemployment lines, Daly freshly finds the heart within the slapstick and social criticism when he focuses on the oldest and younger generations."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"A rigidly predetermined film that runs on the fumes of hackneyed plot points, squandering at nearly every turn a humanistic study of a family's struggle to maintain a tenable bond with one another."
‑ Wes Greene, Slant Magazine
"A small sweet film, the sort of unexpected pleasure movie fans often find at a small film festival or on some second-tier cable channel."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"The film's surface naturalism and visual grit simply cover up a screenplay that's as full of crap as the average recent Hollywood comedy."
‑ Steve Erickson, Village Voice
"As amiable and windswept as its title promises, for better or worse."
‑ Brian Tallerico,
"Strong performances, but a run-of-the-mill sitcom."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
""Life's a Breeze" is a small film with a considerable amount of charm. Comic and idiosyncratic, it takes a warmhearted view toward its protagonists while still seeing them for exactly who they are."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Flanagan and appealing newcomer Kelly Thornton, as Nan's teenage granddaughter, deliver the only tolerable performances, probably because they don't say much, and like us, just observe the silliness on display."
‑ Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto
"A terrific Irish dramedy about clutter, family solidarity, and an 80-year-old woman's response to a major gift she is given."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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