Saturday, May 14, 2011

Movie Moments: #29

Life Stinks (1991)

One of the world’s richest men, Goddard Bolt (Mel Brooks) bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money and without disclosing who he is. This proves to be tougher than he thought. In the process he is befriended by street people, including baglady Molly (Lesley Anne Downey), learning about both his own world and that of the other half.

Movie quote:
[Bolt is in an over-medicated coma]
Molly: I know you wanna give up, but you're wrong. Even without money, life is good.
[Bolt shakes his head; he can hear her]
Molly: No? What about when-when you didn't eat for two days and then you had your first big meal at the
mission? Wasn't that good?
[Bolt shakes his head]
Molly: Remember the other night? When we drank champagne and danced... and rolled around in rags?
[Bolt raises his eyebrows]
Molly: I know they're only moments, but that's all life is: Just a bunch of moments. Most of them are lousy...
but once in a while, you steal a good one.
Molly: [holding back tears] Come on. Come on back to me. Don't be such a selfish bastard. You're the only person I can stand.
Molly: [now crying] Don't leave me. I love you. Please. Don't leave me.
[Bolt's heart rate increases. He finally comes to]
Goddard Bolt: Molly, you're crying. What happened? Somebody die?
Molly: Somebody lived.

The film's original title, "Life Sucks", was changed at the studio's insistence.

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