Simple and soothing, perfect for a sunday afternoon. Everytime I watch a movie like that, which shows the ordinary life of ordinary people, it just seems to me that it's a tale about life itself...and that's the beauty of it. No need of deep thoughts or thrilling adventure, just people and life, it can be pretty moving. I like Leigh's sundtracks, they're nice.
I had a laugh, yes, but one thing that pisses me off about Mike Leigh is his use of terrible music to evoke emotion. All scores must be taken out of his films. Brrrghh.
Life is sweet is an amazing film - not only the characters and the dialog but the theme. it is so simple but the drama concealed in the day to day monotony is the real life that slips away without anybody even knowing it. I admit I am easily affected my movies, on the edge of my seat, hiding in my hands or embarrassed myself for what a protagonist may do or say - yet it's been a while since I found myself crying.
every single mike leigh film ive seen has been a fantastic treat. theyre just so real, free and fresh.