Life is sweet
(DVD R-rated)

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[United States] : Criterion Collection, [2013].
Rating: R; for language and a scene of sensuality.
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DVD R-rated
Director-approved DVD special ed.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] pages : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
9781604657210 (pkg.), 1604657219 (pkg.)


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
General Note
Special features: Commentary (featuring director Mike Leigh); Mike Leigh at the National Film Theatre (interview with director); Five minute films (five short films written and directed by Mike Leigh in 1975): Probation, The birth of the goalie of the 2001 F.A. cup final, Old chums, A light snack, Afternoon. Booklet features an essay by critic David Sterritt.
Creation/Production Credits
Costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; production designer, Alison Chitty ; music by Rachel Portman ; director of photography, Dick Pope ; edited by Jon Gregory.
Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, David Thewlis, Moya Brady, Stephen Rea.
An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering lay about. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy.
Target Audience
Rating: R; for language and a scene of sensuality.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
English dialogue; English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sterritt, D., Gregory, J., Pope, D., Rea, S., Portman, R., Chitty, A., Hemming, L., Broadbent, J., Brady, M., Horrocks, J., Skinner, C., Spall, T., Steadman, A., Channing-Williams, S., Leigh, M., & Thewlis, D. (2013). Life is sweet (Director-approved DVD special ed.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David, Sterritt et al.. 2013. Life Is Sweet. [United States]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David, Sterritt et al.. Life Is Sweet [United States]: Criterion Collection, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sterritt, David,, et al. Life Is Sweet Director-approved DVD special ed., Criterion Collection, 2013.

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