About the film
bulimia eccentric food working class class differences twins rebellious daughter eating disorder
Life Is Sweet
Release Date: November 15, 1990
|Production Companies||:||Film Four International, Thin Man Films|
|Producers||:||Simon Channing Williams, Lorraine Goodman, Sue Whatmough, Deborah Harding, Jaya Bishop, James Bloom, Peter Tullo, William Tyler, Fiona Walsh, Lynne Cruddas, Nicholas Shaw, Juanita Parker|
Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject.