Life Stinks

There's a truly wonderful, fanciful moment in the middle of LIFE STINKS where the homeless billionaire Goddard Bolt (Mel Brooks) grabs Molly (Lesley Ann Warren), a winsome but streetwise bag lady, in his arms and the two swirl across the floor of a delapidated building to the charming strains of Cole Porter's "Easy to Love." Had the entire picture lived...read more

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Mel Brooks directs this film about a ruthless billionaire, Goddard Bolt (Brooks), who wants to obliterate a poor section of Los Angeles and build a high-tech commercial center in its place. His only problem is that he owns only half the land needed for the construction, the other half belonging to equally ruthless billionaire Vance Craswell (Jeffrey Tambor), who has his own ideas for the land. The two try to buy each other out until, finally, a deal is struck: Craswell bets that Bolt cannot survive a month on the streets as a homeless man. If Bolt makes it, he gets the property. If he doesn't, Craswell gets it. Bolt agrees and, as a poor man, he begins to feel the pain of being uprooted and alone, even meeting a friendly homeless woman, Molly (Lesley Ann Warren) with whom he forms an attachment.

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