Review Date: April 14, 1999
Director: Ted Demme
Writer: Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone
Producers: Brian Grazer and Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy as Ray Gibson
Martin Lawrence as Claude Banks
Much like the rest of the night's audience, I still could not resist chuckling along to Murphy and Lawrence's foul mouths (especially when they were in their old men makeup), but obviously, you do not base a complete comedy on stars talking about "mutherf**ker this" and "mutherf**ker" that! I couldn't have cared less about the characters or the story line, and most certainly would not recommend this film to anyone looking for interesting characters, an interesting story line or an original idea. Even the final scene was contrived and unbelievable, just for the sake of the conclusion. My gut instinct always tells me to stay away from comedies whose trailers do not even make me crack a smile. This film's trailer had me wondering if it was even a drama or not, so I guess my sixth sense came through on this one. Having said that, if you actually do find the film's teaser to be appealing, and really love Murphy or Lawrence, you may just want to catch this movie...on video. All in all, this life sucks.