Jays Rating:
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If you’re in prison or have nothing better to do, you may want to see the movie Life. No, this film isn’t about a breakfast cereal. It takes place in 1932, and focuses on two men: a pickpocket named Ray, played by Eddie Murphy and a soon to be banker named Claude, played by Martin Lawrence. Both are sentenced to life in prison for a murder they didn’t commit. (Gee, come to think of it, our jails are filled with innocent people.) While incarcerated they repeatedly tried to escape, but were never successful. For example, while on work detail Ray waited until the guard wasn’t looking, then he hid while the other prisoners were taken back to the jail. When the wagons were out of sight, Ray and Claude tiptoed past the guard and took off running. That guard must have been more blind then me. That night during bed count, they are missed and the dogs are called upon to sniff them out. They are captured – duh! – and punished by being placed in solitary confinement. During their sixty-seven years in prison, both Ray and Claude watched their friends either receive pardons or leave in a pine box. This gives them another idea on how they might escape. This so-called comedy has a few humorous parts, but would have been funnier if they would have been stuck in the same cell with someone named Bubba. There was no real story, just the activities of someone in prison. I give this film a C rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA