You Might as Well Live

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"You Might as Well Live" is also the title of John Keats' biography of Dorothy Parker.

You Might as Well Live
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Film Poster
Directed by Simon Ennis
Produced by Jonas Bell Pasht
Ari Lantos
Written by Simon Ennis
Joshua Peace
Starring Joshua Peace
Michael Madsen
Stephen McHattie
Dov Tiefenbach
Kristen Hager
Liane Balaban
Greg Bryk
Dan Lett
Kristin Fairlie
Music by Don MacDonald
Cinematography Jonathan Bensimon
Edited by Matt Lyon
APB Pictures
E1 Entertainment
Serendipity Point Films
Distributed by E1 Entertainment
Release date
  • January 2009 (2009-01) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • August 28, 2009 (2009-08-28) (Canada)
Running time
78 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

You Might as Well Live is a Canadian 2009 film directed by Simon Ennis and co-written with Joshua Peace.


On the advice of his childhood hero, Robert R. Mutt embarks on a madcap adventure to attain the three keys to being a "somebody" - a girl, some money, and a championship ring.


  • 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


Dennis Harvey of Variety 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".[1]


  1. ^ Dennis Harvey (September 10, 2009). "Review: 'You Might as Well Live'". Variety. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 

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