On This Day, April 16th 1999, The movie ‘Life’ was released in theaters!
Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. It is the second film that Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence have worked on, the first being Boomerang. The supporting cast includes Obba Babatundé, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Bokeem Woodbine, Guy Torry and Barry Shabaka Henley. The film’s format is a story being told by an elderly inmate about two of his friends, who are both wrongly convicted of murder and given a life sentence in prison. As of 2018, Life stands as the last R-rated feature to date for Eddie Murphy, whose subsequent works have earned either PG or PG-13 ratings.
Life was released on April 16, 1999 in North America. The film grossed $73,345,029 worldwide against an $80 million budget, making it a financial disappointment. The film has received mixed to positive reviews and currently has a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s critic consensus reads, “Entertaining if not over-the-top humor from a solid comic duo provides plenty of laughs” DESPITE all this, the movie still remains to considered a CULT CLASSIC!