Life Stinks ★ 1991 (PG-13)
So does the film. A grasping tycoon bets he can spend a month living on the street without money, resulting in cheap laughs, heavy-handed sentiment and one musical number. Those expecting the innovative, hilarious Brooks of “Young Frankenstein” or “Blazing Saddles” will be very disappointed—these jokes are stale and the timing is tedious. Those looking for a Chaplinesque tale for modern times should stick with Chaplin. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Mel Brooks, Jeffrey Tambor, Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Pankin, Ho ward Morris, Teddy Wilson, Michael Ensign, Billy Barty, Carmine Caridi, Rudy DeLuca; D: Mel Brooks; W: Mel Brooks, Rudy DeLuca; C: Steven Poster.