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Author Leigh, Mike
Title Life Is Sweet Mike Leigh
Publication Info Film 4 TV 1991


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 Shoosmith Language Learning Centre  ENGV 622  NOT FOR LOAN  LIB USE ONLY

Descript DVD / 1hr 55min / Number of copies: 1
Note Fond ridicule, poignant drama and fantastic performances make Life Is Sweet the warmest and most entertaining of Leigh's films as he and his exceptional cast tease out the complexities of character that lie beneath suburban stereotypes. Steadman and Broadbent play the loving parents of twin sisters (Horrocks and Skinner). Horrocks' character is a spitting bulimic whose breakdown is alienating both her family and her boyfriend (Thewlis), while Skinner's is set to flee the nest to America. In the middle of this everyday family chaos is Steadman, a picture of cheery survival. In the inspired comic subplot she even finds time to help a family friend (Spall) open his tasteless restaurant, which serves saveloy with lychees, liver in lager, and clams in a ham and prune quiche. But her fusspot demeanour hides the heartbreak of unstinting motherhood, the sacrifice of her own dreams to support the family, and her helplessness in the face of her children's disenchantment. Hers is the outstanding performance in a classic English ensemble piece Format: videos and DVDs.
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Author Leigh, Mike
Series Film
Subject Feature film or programme about cinema/films
Descript DVD / 1hr 55min / Number of copies: 1
Note Fond ridicule, poignant drama and fantastic performances make Life Is Sweet the warmest and most entertaining of Leigh's films as he and his exceptional cast tease out the complexities of character that lie beneath suburban stereotypes. Steadman and Broadbent play the loving parents of twin sisters (Horrocks and Skinner). Horrocks' character is a spitting bulimic whose breakdown is alienating both her family and her boyfriend (Thewlis), while Skinner's is set to flee the nest to America. In the middle of this everyday family chaos is Steadman, a picture of cheery survival. In the inspired comic subplot she even finds time to help a family friend (Spall) open his tasteless restaurant, which serves saveloy with lychees, liver in lager, and clams in a ham and prune quiche. But her fusspot demeanour hides the heartbreak of unstinting motherhood, the sacrifice of her own dreams to support the family, and her helplessness in the face of her children's disenchantment. Hers is the outstanding performance in a classic English ensemble piece Format: videos and DVDs.
Author Leigh, Mike
Series Film
Subject Feature film or programme about cinema/films
LOCATION SHELVED AT LOAN TYPE STATUS
 Shoosmith Language Learning Centre  ENGV 622  NOT FOR LOAN  LIB USE ONLY

Subject Feature film or programme about cinema/films
Descript DVD / 1hr 55min / Number of copies: 1
Note Fond ridicule, poignant drama and fantastic performances make Life Is Sweet the warmest and most entertaining of Leigh's films as he and his exceptional cast tease out the complexities of character that lie beneath suburban stereotypes. Steadman and Broadbent play the loving parents of twin sisters (Horrocks and Skinner). Horrocks' character is a spitting bulimic whose breakdown is alienating both her family and her boyfriend (Thewlis), while Skinner's is set to flee the nest to America. In the middle of this everyday family chaos is Steadman, a picture of cheery survival. In the inspired comic subplot she even finds time to help a family friend (Spall) open his tasteless restaurant, which serves saveloy with lychees, liver in lager, and clams in a ham and prune quiche. But her fusspot demeanour hides the heartbreak of unstinting motherhood, the sacrifice of her own dreams to support the family, and her helplessness in the face of her children's disenchantment. Hers is the outstanding performance in a classic English ensemble piece Format: videos and DVDs.

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