Murphy and Lawrence are so persuasive in the movie that maybe audiences will be carried along. Amazingly, he's shown being shoved into The Hole with no injuries other than a hilarious covering of soot. Life is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Ted Demme, starring and. But it doesn't work that way, and life goes on, decade after decade, while the real world is only hearsay. The cheat is found dead; Claude and Ray are framed by the sheriff who actually killed him and given life in prison. They both find themselves in big trouble with Spanky, the club owner Rick James , who is in the process of drowning Claude when Ray saves both their lives by talking them into a job: They'll drive a truck to Mississippi and pick up a load of moonshine.
Forty years inside can do that to a man. It's clearly at least 3-5 months old. All of this time, of course, they dream of escaping. The supporting cast includes , , , , , and. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be , , or.
It is one of the most epic comedies I have ever seen, with vivid and diverse characters and many comedy greats. The movie is ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast. Please help to establish notability by citing that are of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. It contains many deep themes one would not expect in a movie with Eddie This movie is simply amazing. No one ever even knows Can't Get Right's real name, as he can't speak to introduce himself.
However, the party scene implies that Jangle is interested in women when he can get them. That prison life has its consolations? He looks utterly lost and then catches his own wrinkled reflection in a car window. But what are we to make of their long decades together? Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone have crafted one of the greatest surprises of the 1990's by making this movie encompassing and memorable. This leads to a hilarious scene where the Superintendent lines the prisoners up and compares the baby to each of them, trying to root out the father. I recommend it for anyone who wants a laugh and a good story. That's a comic scene in the movie; real life might have been different. Synopsis Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence have nothing but time on their hands as a pair of New York chancers sentenced to life in prison in this surprisingly affecting comedy drama.
There are definitely funny parts but it also has a lot of sweet elements to it and a good plot. Ray remains the realist and compromiser, and Claude remains more hotheaded; the warden likes them both and eventually assigns them to his house staff. By the time they finally pull off a successful escape, they're both old men living in the modern world, last seen at a Yankee game. The baby is wide eyed and holding it's head up on it's own and working it's hands. After all, they've earned it. It also has many emotional and dramatic moments that supercede its purpose as a comedy.
They'd served 65 years for a murder they didn't commit, framed by a local sheriff while buying moonshine whiskey for a Manhattan club owner to whom they owed money. These two inmates neither of whom is Goldmouth are never shown in the film, and while Jangle Leg does hit on Ray, he doesn't threaten rape. And their lives consist of episodes and anecdotes that make good stories--as when the white superintendent's daughter has a black baby, and the super holds the kid up next to every convict's face, looking for the father. Meanwhile, Rick Baker's makeup gradually and convincingly ages the two men, who do a skillful job of aging their voices and manners. I am surprised that this is not better known for the amazing movie it is.
It doesn't deserve a 3. I am surprised that this is not better known for the amazing movie it is. Still the ending treats this in a positive light. And yet the more you think about it, the more peculiar the movie seems. Eddie Murphy and martin Lawrence give great performances and they work well together. The film's format is a story being told by an elderly inmate about two of his friends, who are both wrongly convicted of murder and given a life sentence in prison.
But life flows along and we get in the mood, and by the end we're happy to see the two old timers enjoying their retirement. The film was the last R rated role to date for Eddie Murphy who has stuck mainly to family friendly films for the past 16 years of his career. Their characters are likable, their performances are touching, they age well, they survive. The early scenes move well although why was it necessary to send all the way to Mississippi for moonshine, when New York was awash in bootleg booze during Prohibition? It's about friendship, I guess, and not social issues. But they run into trouble when a crooked lawman hits them with a phony murder charge. It contains many deep themes one would not expect in a movie with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence especially considering some of his career moves.