Perhaps the most annoying family ever committed to film. So bloody irritating you want to go and set fire to the north of england on the off chance that they might not be alone.
It walks a fine line between being an expert observation of real people, and creating a set of characatures so grotesque that you want to tear your own face off.
Aside from a dubious character study nothing much can be said about Life Is Sweet. Because nothing happens. Its more like an episode somewhere half-way through a series like Gavin & Stacey or The Royle Family, when there are no real story lines but you still need to make up the contracted number of episodes.