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Life Is Sweet


Mike Leigh's situation comedy about a lower middle-class family in the London suburbs is a slice-of-life chronicle that subtly reveals the pain and rage underneath the surface of day-to-day conventions. The youngish parents, Wendy ([[Performer~P67767~Alison Steadman~alisonsteadman]]) and Andy (Jim Broadbent) live with their 20-something twin daughters, Nicola (Jane Horrocks) and Natalie ([[Performer~P66107~Claire Skinner~claireskinner]]). Natalie, a plumber's assistant, is clean-cut and forever looks on...more

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88 out of 100 Metascore®

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