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Life Is Sweet

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Life Is Sweet

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
103 minutes
performer:
Jim Broadbent, Jane Horrocks, Timothy Spall, Alison Steadman
director:
Mike Leigh
distributor:
October Films
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it an A-

Prodigiously gifted pop chameleon Maria McKee ventures still further astray from her erstwhile roots rock on Life Is Sweet, borrowing some surprising stylistic cues from no less a lizard than David Bowie. Add vintage Mick Ronson-style guitar to McKee’s lovely, deeply twisted diva confessionals, and you have a rich exercise in romantically obsessive glam rock that, at its considerable best, suggests a Polly Jean Stardust.