Around 1944, 12 years later, aged 37 years old, they meet a inmate nicknamed 'Can't-Get-Right' , a talented player and likely was the one to impregnate the Superintendent's daughter when he discovered the baby is biracial. Rule 2 - Please provide evidence Evidence makes for a good theory, this will be judged at the discretion of the mods. Murphy and Lawrence get set up and railroaded by a white sheriff down South on a murder charge for a crime they never committed. Part comedy, part tragedy, all drama infused with just a bit of whimsy, it's a brilliant piece and one of the most underrated outings from both of it's high profile stars, Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. Because reality was too sad to accept, and what they needed to get through it, was to lie to themselves. If we as a society don't permit a little humor then soon this every important subject will be so ignored that it will be forgotten. The cast is full of the who's who of actors: Obba Babatunde, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Miguel Nuñez, Ned Beatty, Rick James and many many others.
Filter via Flair The Rules Rule 1 - Don't be a jerk It's okay to dislike a theory but it's not okay to dislike a person because they don't agree with you, so please treat people with respect. But they run into trouble when a crooked lawman hits them with a phony murder charge. This motivational concept, and the human need for hope is why Willie lied to the Gravediggers about Ray and Claude's final escape. Before they can get back to New York, a man named Winston Hancock , who cheated Ray in a card game with the help of a waitress, is murdered outside of a by the town's sheriff, Warren Pike , who frames Ray and Claude for the murder. The soundtrack was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It may be a little disingenuous, since the film is set in the depression, but a collection of hot dance music isn't going to sell records. He tells of many character defining stories and about repeated escape attempts, but they never made it out or proved their innocence.
After 'Can't-Get-Right' is released to play for the , Ray devises an escape but Claude refuses, upset with the fact that 'Can't-Get-Right' was released without them, leading to an argument that results in Ray and Claude going their separate ways. Ted Demme's Life is a hard one to classify or box into genres, which may have been why it didn't do all that great at the box office and subsequently slipped through the cracks, a result that often befalls ambitious, unique films that people aren't ready to surrender to. Supporting the two leads is a legendary ensemble including Ned Beatty as warm hearted superintendent, Anthony Anderson, Bernie Mac, Bokeem Woodbine, Barry Shabaka Henley, Heavy D, Don Harvey, Noah Emmerich, Obba Babatundé, Sanaa Latham, R. The chemistry between Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence is evident as their characters go through some hilarious growing pains while spending 65 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. A nightclub owned by Ray, and staffed and patronized by the other inmates. You can now find the same great health content right here at vice.
. Meta - Posts regarding the sub-Reddit itself. Life as in 'life in prison', in it's most literal and outright sense. Rule 10 - Posts must be flaired We ask that you flair your post based on these criteria: FanTheory - A theory regarding past or present works. They roll with each new development, they adapt and adjust, they learn, they live. This movie is one of Eddie Murphy's greatest works ever and I also found that Marin Lawrence, for change, was not playing an idiotic comedic role where he is just there to get laughs! Rule 8 - Write up your theory if you link to an outside source People shouldn't have to leave the sub to know what your theory is, please include a write up about your idea. The grave diggers ask why the old man would tell them such a depressing story.
The supporting cast includes , , , , , , , , and. Ray and Claude are given life sentences and shipped off to jail, where they must think of a way to prove their innocence and avoid the brutal guards while battling their biggest enemies -- their opposing personalities. A great comedy with deep meanings worth the watch. A short time later, they go to trial, are convicted, and sentenced to life. Free and enjoying life as old men, together as friends.
They are both at a club called Spanky's when Ray picks Claude as his mark to pick-pocket. They would loose themselves in the fantasy as an escape from the horrible reality of life. We ask for at least 2 paragraphs of writing about your theory and a specific citation from the work. But I believe the ending was a deception. Audiences surveyed by gave it a grade B+.
Ray Gibson and Claude Banks are two New Yorkers in 1932 from two different worlds. Directed by Ted Demme Produced by Brian Grazer Eddie Murphy Written by Robert Ramsey Matthew Stone Narrated by Obba Babatundé Starring Eddie Murphy Martin Lawrence Bernie Mac Music by Wyclef Jean Cinematography Geoffrey Simpson Editing by Jeffrey Wolf Studio Imagine Entertainment Distributed by Universal Pictures Release date s April 13, 1999. The single-disc version of the Dreamgirls soundtrack spent two weeks at 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. Claude forms a friendship with Wilkins, and is entrusted to drive and pick up the new superintendent, Sheriff Warren Pike , the same man who framed them forty years earlier. For those of you have seen the movie, I'm sure you've laughed out loud when that statement in the title of my review was made and for those who are about to see it.
Murphy and Lawrence have never been better, shining through Rick Baker's wicked old age makeup in the latter portion of the film, and letting the organic outrage and frustration towards their situation pepper the many instances of humour, accenting everything with their friendship, which is the core element really. On it has an approval rating of 50% based on reviews from 54 critics. One night the elderly care unit burns down and the remains of Ray and Claude are found. Ray and Claude, seeing an opportunity to freedom, try to convince the scout to help let them out as well, as they relate to 'Can't-Get-Right' and get him to play best. Even his Oscar nomination for his dramatic role in the award winning film Dreamgirls didn't seem to dispel this myth.
Squabbling year by year, making a whole host of friends out of their fellow convicts and never losing their sense of humour, it's the one of the strangest narratives I've seen, and somehow works wonders in keeping us glued to the screen. The film's title, simple as it, has a few meanings, at least for me. I'm sure you're going to laugh your heads off! The story of two criminals Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence who discover the value of life after being sentenced to life imprisonment. Put under the supervision of a violent but oddly sympathetic corrections officer played awesomely by Nick Cassavetes, the two wrongfully convicted, hard-luck fellows spend their entire adult life and most of the twentieth century incarcerated. Ray and Claude are sent to an infamous called 'Camp 8' now to perform hard labor. Claude tells Ray of yet another plan he has devised, but Ray has accepted his fate of dying in prison. This time around, the mess is appealing, and that's saying quite a lot.
With any chance of being freed gone, Claude attempts to escape one night with Ray, getting as far as before being captured and sentenced to a week in. He catches the eye of a scout who states that he can get him out of prison if he will play baseball. . There is also a multitude of great actors supporting the lead two actors, for me one of the funniest has got to be Bernie Mac! Rule 7 - High Volume Standard Topics Topics we receive a large number of submissions about will be subject to higher quality standards than other posts. Related Subreddits: Our friends: I haven't been able to find any discussion on this anywhere. Willie concludes the tale by outlining Claude's plan: Ray and Claude would steal two bodies from the morgue, start the blaze, plant the bodies, hide in the fire trucks and depart with them in the morning. Dillard still runs the camp, who one day informs Ray and Claude that they will be transferred to live and work at Superintendent Dexter Wilkins' mansion.