Life Is Sweet
Life Is Sweet (1991)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 22, 1991
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The director's wife at the time, Alison Steadman, stealing the show as Wendy the nurturing suburban housewife survivor.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the personal and economic lives of a lower middle-class English family in hard times.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
A portrait of Enfield chavdom in 1990. Crazy, ugly, genius.
John Ballantine
Yuck! What a disappointment in going back to see classic Mike Leigh. What a way he has come since then and thank God. This was not particularly memorable. For… More
Nicki Marie
This is a great movie. Jane Horrocks is excellent in it. Funny while being sad at the same time. Must watch it again sometime.
Chris Browning
At the same time the film is sweet and good natured and darker when dealing with the real issues underneath the seemingly normal exterior. Life is Sweet is a… More
Cameron Johnson
I don't exactly know how sweet these people's lives are, but I can see where a mistake would be made, because with these folks' lifestyles, their… More
Mike T.
What initially comes across as an absurd comedy is actually a sensitive and socially aware study of relationships within a family. This is a very funny film,… More

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