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Life's a Breeze (2013)

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Tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.

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Lance Daly

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Lance Daly
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kelly Thornton ... Emma
Fionnula Flanagan ... Nan
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Colm
Eva Birthistle ... Margaret
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bendito David Bendito ... Stripper
Una C. Una C. ... Dole Queue Woman (as Una Caryll)
Ger Carey Ger Carey ... Gerry
Una Carroll Una Carroll ... Customer
Paul Chaal Paul Chaal ... Doctor
Wuzza Conlon Wuzza Conlon ... Jim
Lesley Conroy ... Annie
Brian Gleeson ... Hawk Man
Willie Higgins Willie Higgins ... Arthur
Pamela Hughes ... School girl (as Shauna Griffith)
Philip Judge Philip Judge ... Michael
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Tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.

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Taglines:

One man's trash is a mother's treasure

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A matrac See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,361, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$3,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,118
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A great feel-good Irish comedy that'll restore your faith in your family
27 December 2013 | by stuart-comerfordSee all my reviews

Of course, it's an Irish film, so it's ha-ha-ha laugh your head off funny - you should absolutely see it because it's the greatest film of the year and there's nothing quite like it! (Sarcasm intended)

It's a deep-rooted Irish comedy, and plays on the fact that we love to laugh at ourselves - which for some, works, and for others, doesn't. It's far from being a masterpiece, but it's a feel-good comedy that'll give you a few chuckles on occasion because you will, without a doubt, be able to relate some of the story to your own life.

The film is filled with beautiful shots of the not-so-beautiful Dublin city, and is a very enjoyable visual experience with some lovely cinematography. So, visually, it's a very solid viewing experience. However, it may not be the most well assembled story ever made - it survives mostly on the characters and their relationships with each other, but with a few twists along the way, it does leave you wondering whether or not the money actually exists, or "nan's gone crazy".

"Life's a Breeze" has a well assembled cast, including the Emmy-winning Fionnula Flanagan as the grandmother. Pat Shortt as 'Colm', and the terrific Kelly Thornton as the young girl 'Emma'. Thornton and Flanagan form an adorably lovable pair on screen, while Shortt brings come stereotypical Irish comedy into the mix. Along their journey to find the money the trio encounter many quirky situations that cause multiple clashes among the rest of the family but when it all comes to a close you'll be left with a sense of restored faith in your own family, and a bit of home for the people you surround yourself with.

"Life's a Breeze" is a lovable comedy that's absolutely worth a watch if you're a fan of Irish production, but maybe not your cup of tea if you're over-judgmental of what you choose to spend your time watching.

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