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Based on 18 Critics
critic reviews( 3 )
  • Mike Leigh has come up with a profound yet simple drama of family life generously leavened with comedy. [14 Oct. 1991] show more

  • There are scenes here that are funnier than those of any other movie this year, and other scenes that weep with the pain of sad family secrets, and when it's over we have seen some kind of masterpiece. This is one of the best films of the year. show more

  • Life Is Sweet, a comedy with wonderfully touching moments by off-beat British director Mike Leigh, is an absolute gem of eccentric humor about family life. Fresh and quirky, the film dishes up astonishing vitality in its look at what is ostensibly a plain, lower middle-class family in Middlesex. [22 Nov. 1991, p.C5] show more

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