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Life Stinks (1991)




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In this Mel Brooks comedy, the writer-director stars as Goddard Bolt, a land developer who accepts a bet with a rival (Jeffrey Tambor), requiring Bolt to spend a month on the streets of Los Angeles living as a penniless vagrant.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mel Brooks, Rudy DeLuca, Steve Haberman, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2003

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Mel Brooks
as Goddard Bolt
Jeffrey Tambor
as Crasswell
Stuart Pankin
as Pritchard
Brian Thompson
as Mean Victor
Carmine Caridi
as Flophouse Owner
Sammy Shore
as Reverend at Wedding
Frank Roman
as Spanish Interpreter
Marvin Braverman
as Dr. Kahahn
Marvin Braveman
as Dr. Kahahn
Robert Ridgely
as Fergueson
Stanley Brock
as Store Owner
James Van Patten
as Wheelchair Attendant
Michael Pniewski
as Male Nurse
Angela Gordon
as Capacity Nurse
Mary Watson
as Newscaster
Saida Pagan
as Newscaster
Tamara Taylor
as Newscaster
Henry Kaiser
as Newscaster
Danny Wells
as Mercedes Driver
Larry Cedar
as Paramedic
Johnny Cocktails
as Burrito-Eating Bum
Clifton Wells
as Taco Stand Owner
George Berkeley
as Derelict Outside Flo...
Anthony Messina
as Policeman
David Correia
as Policeman
Helene Winston
as Society Patron
Terrence Williams
as Boy Dancing in Doorw...
Joan Crosby
as Woman at Fire
Ira Miller
as Man at Fire
Jim Mapp
as Blind Man
James Mapp
as Blind Man
Sam Menning
as Old Wino
Ralph Ahn
as Chinese Cook
Stu Gilliam
as Desmond
Darrow Igus
as Maynard
James Martinez
as Dancing Vagrant at P...
Jimmy Martinez
as Dancing Vagrant at P...
Rose DuCaine
as Dancing Dowager at P...
Ralph Mauro
as Hors d'oeuvre Vagran...
Martin Charles Warne...
as Dirty Faced Vagrant ...
Patrick Valenzuela
as Street Person at Fig...
Casey King
as Shopping Cart Chauff...
Jere Laird
as Stock Market Reporte...
Henry Kaiser
as Newscaster
Jimmy Martinez
as Dancing Vagrant at P...
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Critic Reviews for Life Stinks

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Even comic geniuses are allowed an off-day -- or off-movie, as the case may be -- and Mel Brooks strikes out with this sizable flop.

Full Review… | August 8, 2015
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Life Stinks

Heck! This MOVIE stinks! Not funny in the least.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Yeah life sucks so does this movie except for a few scenes

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer


Mel Brooks goes homeless and hangs out with smelly bums in this dismal comedy, which is somewhat eye-opening.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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