THE PLOT THUS FAR
Life’s A Breeze is a charming comedy that follows a family struggling to stay afloat and together through hard times. The family is turned upside down when Nan’s (Fionnula Flanagan) unemployed slacker son Colm (Pat Shortt), and his niece Emma (Kelly Thornton) make a well-intended attempt to clean out her house and accidentally trash the mattress where she’s been stashing her life savings. Now they must overcome their many differences to lead their family in a race against time to find a lost fortune.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Life’s a Breeze” is a film about a group of adult kids trying to do something nice for their mother. Unfortunately, they chuck out a mattress that contains their matriarch’s life savings. Together they bond and joins forces, as they hunt down the money. After all, ruining an old lady’s life is a valid reason to bring together estranged relatives. Even in a light comedy, Ireland still wants to go “Angela’s Ashes” all over your ass.
Fionnula Flanagan is still an amazing lead that tries to break from the crotchety old Irish matron stereotype. Flanagan shows love to her kids and grandkids, but you can tell that she hates what they’ve done. Sadly, the supporting cast doesn’t match her focus. Do they need to match it? It would’ve been nice, but they play their role well.
The Blu-Ray comes with no special features. However, the film looks pretty sharp in HD. The 1080p transfer pops and the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track makes the most out of a limited sound stage. While I know that these kinds of films tend to stay outside the viewing range of the average reader, I’d recommend stretching and picking it up. After all, if you guys have the money to buy multiple copies of the same movie…you can support indie cinema.
RELEASE DATE: 01/20/2015