Life Is A BreezeNan Small is a retired schoolteacher and widow living with her unemployed son, Colm. Just before her 80th birthday, Colm pays his niece Emma to take her grandmother out for the day so the rest of the family can give Nans house a much needed surprise makeover. When Nan and Emma return, 40 years of clutter are gone, everything has been cleaned, and her old mattress has been replaced with a new one. The only problem is that hidden inside old mattress of Nan was her personal savings, nearly a million Euros. The entire family bands together to find the mattress and the treasure inside, searching dumps, and landfills, and recycling centers. Things get more complicated when Colm advertises a reward for the mattress on the radio. Soon, the whole nation is out searching for the mattress.Keywords:
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Toronto StarNovember 06, 2014
Life's a Breeze spins a sitcom plot into passable yet predictable entertainment.
RogerEbert.comSeptember 19, 2014
As amiable and windswept as its title promises, for better or worse.
Newark Star-LedgerSeptember 19, 2014
A small sweet film, the sort of unexpected pleasure movie fans often find at a small film festival or on some second-tier cable channel.
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 18, 2014
"Life's a Breeze" is a small film with a considerable amount of charm. Comic and idiosyncratic, it takes a warmhearted view toward its protagonists while still seeing them for exactly who they are.
New York TimesSeptember 18, 2014
"Life's a Breeze" is ultimately about as cutting and memorable as its title.
Village VoiceSeptember 16, 2014
The film's surface naturalism and visual grit simply cover up a screenplay that's as full of crap as the average recent Hollywood comedy.
Movie ChambersJanuary 24, 2015
Yes, if it wasn't for the salty language, this might just be a TV movie. But, I liked it.
Laramie Movie ScopeDecember 24, 2014
Despite the occasional emotional overtones, this is really a very light and enjoyable comedy.
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsDecember 09, 2014
The mundane story is not much, but the likable characters are fun.
NOW TorontoNovember 06, 2014
Flanagan and appealing newcomer Kelly Thornton, as Nan's teenage granddaughter, deliver the only tolerable performances, probably because they don't say much, and like us, just observe the silliness on display.
Film-Forward.comOctober 05, 2014
Set amidst long unemployment lines, Daly freshly finds the heart within the slapstick and social criticism when he focuses on the oldest and younger generations.
Spirituality and PracticeSeptember 18, 2014
A terrific Irish dramedy about clutter, family solidarity, and an 80-year-old woman's response to a major gift she is given.
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