You Might as Well Live

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A certified loser sets out to prove that he's "a real somebody" by procuring the three items that his childhood hero claims every winner has in this morbid comedy from writer/director Simon R. Ennis. Hard as he may try, Robert R. Mutt (Joshua Pearce) can never catch an even break; after failing to take his own life, he's kicked out of Riverside Mental Hospital for being too happy. Desperate to live up to his potential and prove that he's not a loser, Robert seeks out the advice of former local baseball superstar Clinton Manitoba (Michael Madsen). According to Clinton, there are three things a man needs to be whole: a woman, a nice wad of cash, and a championship ring. In no time, Robert has gotten mixed up in the drug racket, hooked-up with a roller-skating transvestite, and entered into an air hockey tournament. It may not be the most conventional path to success, but perhaps if Robert can stay true to his goal he can finally prove that he isn't the biggest nitwit in town. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Joshua Peace
as Robert R. Mutt
Michael Madsen
as Clinton Manitoba
Stephen McHattie
as Fred Steinke
Dov Tiefenbach
as Hershey Hershenfield
Kristen Hager
as Cookie De Whitt
Liane Balaban
as Edna Kemperton
Clark Johnson
as George the Orderly
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Critic Reviews for You Might as Well Live

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

  • While it's seldom uproarious, there's steady amusement in the luckless protag's rise from universally proclaimed "biggest douchebag" to ... well, anything would be an improvement.

    Sep 11, 2009

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic
  • A tightly scripted comedy on the fast track to a very twisted happy ending.

    Aug 28, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • No recent Canadian movie so richly deserves a dedicated cult of admirers as You Might As Well Live.

    Aug 28, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's clear right from the get-go that You Might As Well Live has been designed to appeal to a very specific sense of humor...

    Nov 16, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The entire experience of You Might As Well Live is like one of those "Dark Comedy" nights at a sketch club, written on the fly by the most demented people in the room.

    Aug 28, 2009 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for You Might as Well Live

  • Jun 16, 2010
    A typical Canadian film - low budget, no-name actors - but this one does not really have a textbook plot. In this film, the 'hero', Robert is unwillingly graduated from the mental asylum where he belongs. Robert has to try and make it in the real world, although his world is pretty strange to start with. We get to follow him through his journey. I never thought I would say this, but there is too much nudity in this film.
    Red L Super Reviewer

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