Bringing them all closer together, making them all feel a small piece of what life outside might've been like. After all, they've earned it. Star Wars - All works related the Star Wars franchise. 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. 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. He tells of many character defining stories and about repeated escape attempts, but they never made it out or proved their innocence. One night the elderly care unit burns down and the remains of Ray and Claude are found.
Related Subreddits: Our friends: I haven't been able to find any discussion on this anywhere. They would loose themselves in the fantasy as an escape from the horrible reality of life. Its success is due to the presence of and , the two masterminds behind the majority of the soundtrack. 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. Confirmed - Theories which have turned out to be right but must be back up with supporting external evidence.
Ray and Claude are sent to an infamous called 'Camp 8' now to perform hard labor. 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. 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. Rule 9 - Unapproved advertising Whether you want to promote your podcast, Youtube channel or blog, we do ask that you contact the mod team via mod mail before you post, but we are more likely to turn you down if it is not FanTheory related. Murphy and Lawrence are so persuasive in the movie that maybe audiences will be carried along. The supporting cast includes , , , , , , , , and. Their characters are likable, their performances are touching, they age well, they survive.
. The heart of the movie, however, takes place in prison, where after an early scene of hard physical labor, life settles down into baseball games, talent shows and even, at one point, a barbecue. He catches the eye of a scout who states that he can get him out of prison if he will play baseball. That night, the infirmary catches fire, and they seemingly perish in the flames. 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. It peaked at 10 on the and 2 on the and was certified platinum with over 1 million copies sold on June 18, 1999. The cheat is found dead; Claude and Ray are framed by the sheriff who actually killed him and given life in prison.
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. 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. And the Old man responds by telling them one last story. The movie is ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast. We ask for at least 2 paragraphs of writing about your theory and a specific citation from the work. That without the unjust prison term, they would never have had the opportunity to enjoy such a friendship? He begins telling the two young inmates digging the graves his friends' life story. 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.
That's a comic scene in the movie; real life might have been different. 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. Since stars and , it shouldn't be surprising that its soundtrack is a collection of hip-hop and urban soul. Meanwhile, Rick Baker's makeup gradually and convincingly ages the two men, who do a skillful job of aging their voices and manners. All of the duo's friends are gone either by death or release from prison, except for Willie, now confined to a wheelchair. The grave diggers ask why the old man would tell them such a depressing story. But what are we to make of their long decades together? 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.
That prison life has its consolations? Demme has two nice touches for showing the passage of time: Prison inmates are shown simply fading from the screen, and in the early 1970s Claude gets to drive the warden into nearby Greenville, where he sees hippie fashions and his first afro haircut. Because reality was too sad to accept, and what they needed to get through it, was to lie to themselves. And yet the more you think about it, the more peculiar the movie seems. Rule 2 - Please provide evidence Evidence makes for a good theory, this will be judged at the discretion of the mods. 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. Meta - Posts regarding the sub-Reddit itself. They are both at a club called Spanky's when Ray picks Claude as his mark to pick-pocket.
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. 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. It is the second film that Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence have worked on, the first being. Now, before we get into the fundamentals of how you can watch 'Life' right now, here are some details about the Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment comedy drama flick. 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.
On it has an approval rating of 50% based on reviews from 54 critics. Twenty-eight years later, in 1972, Ray and Claude are now 65 years old. 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. When was the last time that a movie made prison seem almost pleasant? A short time later, they go to trial, are convicted, and sentenced to life. Ray remains the realist and compromiser, and Claude remains more hotheaded; the warden likes them both and eventually assigns them to his house staff. We also do not take too kindly to reposts or stolen content either, if you have copied and pasted a theory or article from elsewhere, you must make it abundantly clear that the idea belongs to someone else and give full credit. About how Ray had this plan to steal a few bodies from the morgue, and fake Claude and his' deaths in a fire, then they would stow away in the fire trucks and escape.
Released April 16th, 1999, 'Life' stars , , , The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 48 min, and received a score of 63 out of 100 on Metacritic, which assembled reviews from 20 well-known critics. 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. His story tells of how they were wrongly convicted of murder as young men in the 50s? FanSpeculation - A theory speculating the contents of future works. Audiences surveyed by gave it a grade B+. Each follows their natural inclinations, turning out smooth urban soul and funky, eclectic hip-hop in turn. This motivational concept, and the human need for hope is why Willie lied to the Gravediggers about Ray and Claude's final escape. Then the old man rolls himself away in his wheel chair laughing as the film transitions to Ray and Claude together at a baseball game.