Confirmed - Theories which have turned out to be right but must be back up with supporting external evidence. I approach this with a certain amount of caution. He intends to give them a , but dies of a before he can do so. Although it never reaches that level it is a lot more involving than you'd expect it to be. 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.
My only criticism of it is that it appears to have been more fun to make than it is to watch the outtakes are the funniest bit in the whole thing. Amid several failed attempts, arguments that last for 20 years and all of the changes that have taken place over the 40 years of their incarceration, Ray and Claude develop a close and lasting friendship. One night the elderly care unit burns down and the remains of Ray and Claude are found. The supporting cast includes , , , , , , , , and. A short time later, they go to trial, are convicted, and sentenced to life. Overall this isn't just a buddy comedy and it isn't quite as meaningful as Shawshank. 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.
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. We ask for at least 2 paragraphs of writing about your theory and a specific citation from the work. During Prohibition, loudmouth Harlem grifter Ray Eddie Murphy and the no-nonsense Claude Martin Lawrence team up on a bootlegging mission to Mississippi that could bring them big bucks. The cast is made up of a range of reasonable black actors and comedians Bernie Mac is funny, but again this feeds into the image that the real fun was had in the making of the film rather than the actual film itself. In 1997 present day , Ray and Claude are elderly, aged 90 years, living in the prison's infirmary. I can't go home to my mama like this.
Ray is a small-time and petty thief, and Claude, an honest, yet often selfish minded man, has just been accepted for a job as a bank teller at First Federal of Manhattan. Life is a film that combines the comedic talents of Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence in a film that possesses elements of both comedy and drama. Meta - Posts regarding the sub-Reddit itself. Rule 2 - Please provide evidence Evidence makes for a good theory, this will be judged at the discretion of the mods. The story doesn't create as good a relationship between Ray and Claude as it could have done, and ignores any brutality that may occur, but it still manages to have poignant things to say about friendship.
. This motivational concept, and the human need for hope is why Willie lied to the Gravediggers about Ray and Claude's final escape. My theory - Willie lied about Ray having an escape plan, and the scene with Ray and Claude at a baseball game was a fantasy that Willie or the Gravediggers or both were imagining. A nightclub owned by Ray, and staffed and patronized by the other inmates. All of the duo's friends are gone either by death or release from prison, except for Willie, now confined to a wheelchair. They do better at the comedy than the serious elements but both are warm enough to convince. And the Old man responds by telling them one last story.
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. By the end of the movie, Ray and Claude are old men, in an elderly care section of the prison, their entire lives passed by. The film's format is a story being told by an elderly inmate about two of his friends, who are both of murder and given a in prison. This is where the fun really begins as they soon realize how much different Mississippi is from New York, especially in the 1930s and for a black man. They would loose themselves in the fantasy as an escape from the horrible reality of life. Rule 4 - Tag all spoilers Please do not include spoilers in the title of your posts, be as vague as possible. After delivering the liquor, Ray and Claude witness the murder of an African American by a local sheriff and are framed for the murder and sent to a Mississippi work farm.
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It falls in-between and, while it's not a classic it's still quite enjoyable to watch even if all the best bits are in the outtakes at the end. They spend the next 65 years trying to escape from prison, while making new friends - Biscuit , Jangle Leg , Radio , Goldmouth , Cookie and Pokerface - and dodging guards Sergeant Dillard and Hoppin' Bob as their own friendship grows. It may always come down to Murphy and Lawrence bickering but it isn't just that. Claude has his attorney cousin, Melvin, appeal against his conviction with his girlfriend Daisy's help, but it is denied, and shortly afterwards he finds out that Daisy has left him for Melvin. Sentenced to life they experience a range of things but eventually find that friendship can overcome many things during a course of a life. It is the second film that Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence have worked on, the first being. This brings our duo to the conclusion that they should work together.
However when running moonshine across the Bible belt they encounter racism and eventually get framed for a murder by a racist sheriff. On it has an approval rating of 50% based on reviews from 54 critics. They both end up in the bad graces of the club's owner Spanky , and Ray arranges for himself and Claude to do some to pay off their debt, heading down south in order to buy a carload of 'hooch'. Claude tells Ray of yet another plan he has devised, but Ray has accepted his fate of dying in prison. But they run into trouble when a crooked lawman hits them with a phony murder charge. Ray and Claude are sent to an infamous called 'Camp 8' now to perform hard labor. Sittin' here lookin' all sad and shit; it's almost all right in here to-day, almost.