You Might as Well Live
You Might As Well Live is a 2009 Canadian comedy film directed by Simon Ennis. The film stars Joshua Peace as Robert Mutt, an unsuccessful slacker who has just been released from the hospital following a suicide attempt and is on a quest to transform his life after experiencing a vision of baseball legend Clinton Manitoba telling him that the three keys to success in life are to "get money, a girlfriend and a championship ring." The film’s title comes from the poem "Resumé", by Dorothy Parker.
|You Might as Well Live|
|Directed by||Simon Ennis|
|Edited by||Matt Lyon|
|Music by||Don MacDonald|
|Distributed by||E1 Entertainment|
- Joshua Peace as Robert 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
- Greg Bryk as Dixie
- Dan Lett as J. Amberson De Whitt
- Kristin Fairlie as Veronica Mutt / Stormy Blaze
- Tony Nappo as Eugene "Euge" Dillion
- Clark Johnson as George
- Martha Burns as Dr. Elizabeth
- Julian Richings as Dr. Pooseby
- Paula Boudreau as Winifred Steinke
- Boyd Banks as Uncle Casper
- Diane Gordon as Mildred Mutt
- Alessandro Costantini as Ari
- Cameron Ansell as Jonas
- Aron Tager as Rabbi Kirshenblat
- Kathryn Haggis as Greta
- Araxi Arslanian as The Connection
- Scott Anderson as Lester the Registrar
- Marcus Yau as Robert Jr.
- Nicole Arbour as Regina Manitoba
Variety's Dennis Harvey gave the film a mostly positive review, remarking that the film was "a promising first-feature collaboration for director Simon Ennis and co-writer/star Joshua Peace", and noted that "[w]hile it's seldom uproarious, there's steady amusement". Katherine Monk of the Edmonton Journal called the film an "overlong comedy sketch", but opined that it was redeemed by strong acting.
- "You Might as Well Live (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
- Dennis Harvey (September 10, 2009). "Review: 'You Might as Well Live'". Variety. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
- "Smart acting redeems overlong comedy sketch". Edmonton Journal, December 11, 2009.
- Knegt, Peter (March 2, 2010). "Canada's Genies Toast "Polytechnique," Snub "Mother"". IndieWire. Retrieved August 27, 2019.