Life Is Sweet (1990)
A Film by Mike Leigh
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover | 01:43:28 | 7,76 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Comedy, Drama | The Criterion Collection #659
This invigorating film from Mike Leigh was his first international sensation. Melancholy and funny by turns, it is an intimate portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London – an irrepressible mum and dad (Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent) and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a troubled, ill-tempered layabout (Claire Skinner and Jane Horrocks). Leigh and his typically brilliant cast create, with extraordinary sensitivity and craft, a vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams – such as the father’s desire to open a food truck – carry enormous weight.