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From the few Leigh films I have seen (and I've got to confess Life is only my third), I would say that his work most resembles that of Woody Allen.

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Their new Blu-ray presents the film in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on a dual-layer disc with a new 1080p/24hz high-definition transfer.

Natalie (Claire Skinner) looks and dresses like a boy and apparently works as a plumber.

Leigh's interesting closing confession is that this is his least favorite of his own films.

Writer/Director: Mike Leigh

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And then there is the caricature portrayed by Spall, who is hilariously introduced fidgeting with a pineapple in sunglasses, a tilted baseball cap, and a loud San Francisco Giants jacket.

The novelty of Aubrey wears off, though, even as he drunkenly strips to his colorful briefs and makes pitiful advances on Wendy. Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2013. Today, Life Is Sweet becomes the third Mike Leigh film admitted into The Criterion Collection (following Naked and Topsy-Turvy), somehow simultaneously making its debut on both Blu-ray and proper Region 1 DVD (having previously been relegated to a manufactured on demand DVD-R in 2011 on the latter).

The actors aren't the only ones to benefit from this theatre-like approach to filmmaking; Leigh's core audiences eagerly await each entry to his already estimable canon with great anticipation. How many of these do you need to see ? google_ad_height = 280; google_color_text = "000000";

Life Is Sweet is a 1990 British comedy-drama film directed by Mike Leigh, starring Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks and Timothy Spall.Leigh's third cinematic film, it was his most commercially successful title at the time of release. google_ad_height = 90;

Life Is Sweet was released in the United States and Canada on DVD and Blu-ray on 28 May 2013 via The Criterion Collection. Starring Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, Jim Broadbent. All in all, Life Is Sweet is an interesting effort you are glad to see, but you don't come away from with much more than a few hearty chuckles and insight into what Professor Lupin and Peter Pettigrew were up to more than a decade before becoming an integral part of one of cinema's most devoted fandoms. The film's boldest stroke is also its liveliest and yet Aubrey comes to serve a peripheral function at best, essentially being shrugged off by the family by the end.

I didn't expect to see such a broad individual in a Mike Leigh film, but found him every bit as entertaining as seemingly intended. The suitably sharp, vibrant and spotless element shows off Leigh's often sunny photography quite nicely. They are fleshed-out, three-dimensional characters with layers, backstories, faults, and dreams. Today, Life Is Sweet becomes the third Mike Leigh film admitted into The Criterion Collection (following Naked and Topsy-Turvy), somehow simultaneously making its debut on both Blu-ray and proper Region 1 DVD (having previously been relegated to a manufactured on demand DVD-R in 2011 on the latter). Product is In Stock at our warehouse, ready for immediate shipment if ordered before 3pm ET. DVDizzy.com | DVD and Blu-ray Reviews | New and Upcoming DVD & Blu-ray Schedule | Upcoming Cover Art | Search This Site Similarities between the characters on screen and those in our own families are felt as strongly as the differences. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. The Station Agent • Four Weddings and a Funeral • Eagle vs Shark • Cemetery Junction | '90s Criterion: Shallow Grave • Rushmore • Crumb • Being John Malkovich

Afternoon sees two women (Rachel Davies and Pauline Moran) chatting over cigarettes and alcohol joined by a naive newlywed (Julie North) who makes them laugh. google_ad_type = "text_image"; Please Note: The images used here are from promotional materials and stills provided by The Criterion Collection, not the current Blu-ray edition under review.

Originally released in 1990, it’s now available on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection. This moving film from Mike Leigh (TOPSY-TURVY) is an intimate, invigorating, and amusing 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 sneering lay-about (Claire Skinner and Jane Horrocks).

She is the good daughter. All in all, Life Is Sweet is an interesting effort you are glad to see, but you don't come away from with much more than a few hearty chuckles and insight into what Professor Lupin and Peter Pettigrew were up to more than a decade before becoming an integral part of one of cinema's most devoted fandoms.

Nicola, a prime source of this supremely relaxed and confident film's slowly surfacing dramatic conflict, is a wayward idealist whose extreme vulnerability masks itself in inchoate attacks on her family, her would-be boyfriend (David Thewlis), and, most disturbingly, herself. And enlightenment is not an easy-to-swallow concept; but it is needed, perhaps more than enticement.

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Leigh doesn't do plots, instead giving us the chance to spend time in the personal lives of fairly unremarkable British people.