Monday, April 27, 2009
Life is Sweet (1991)
Mike Leigh's best film isn't even available on DVD.
The movie that made Stephen Rea and Jim Broadbent stars.
And Jane Horrocks a force of nature. If you know Horrocks only as "Bubble" from AbFab, you're in for a shock. Here she is the anti-Bubble: a snarling, angry, pre-goth bundle of paranoid hopelessness. Alison Steadman is terrific as well, and as I have stated ad naseum elsewhere, her character is a sort of precursor of Sally Hawkins in the dreadful "Happy-Go-Lucky".
And let's not forget Anthony Spall, as a would be restaurateur who opens an upscale French bistro in one of the most unappetizing looking rooms you've ever seen.
A truly terrific film...but for now you can only see it on one of these wretched things:
The Sublime Thoughts of Bunched Undies