Monday 23 October 2017

DVD Review: Life is Sweet (dir. Mike Leigh [1990]; BFI, 2017)

My review of the new BFI DVD/Blu-ray re-release of Mike Leigh's Life is Sweet (1990) is up at PopMatters. You can read it here


  1. "funny-sad family portrait" is a good description in your review. I like Life is Sweet and I'll consider getting the new DVD! Most memorable to me is Jane Horrocks' sulking, and the restaurant opening you mention.

    PS Could I ask you to update your bloggroll? I've moved to Wordpress. The new link is ( )

  2. Thanks, Chris. I enjoyed revisiting LIFE IS SWEET, and the new edition is worth getting for the extras.

    I hope you're doing well. Blog list now updated, thanks for the reminder.