13 August 2013 12:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

When did we become too cynical for a feel good comedy? It doesn't seem like that long ago, really, that quirky indies - largely hailing from the UK - celebrated blue collar roots with simple, funny stories of regular people in odd situations and went on to become significant hits. I'm thinking movies like The Full Monty, Billy Elliott and Waking Ned Devine here.That sort of filmmaking appears to have been largely abandoned in more recent years but Lance Daly's Irish effort Life's A Breeze - just announced as a selection of the Toronto International Film Festival - feels very much lake a blast from that particular past.The story here revolves around a family who try to do grandma a favor by clearing up her...

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