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 up to that one inspired sequence, LIFE STINKS might have been a minor classic in the tradition of Brooks' own THE PRODUCERS. As it is, the film is a better than average but uneven affair.
Bolt is an incredibly greedy, selfish and arrogant individual who, due to his own immense ego--just call him God for short--g...