release year:1999 genre:comedy viewing setting:theater, 4/30/99 what I expected:I had no idea what I got:tough comedy
synopsis:In the 1920s, two young black men get framed and put in jail for life. This is the story of their decades of incarceration.
impressions:It really wasn't that funny, kind of depressing actually. I didn't care for it much. It had funny parts, sad parts, boring parts - and that might have been the problem: this movie never really fit into a single genre, but wasn't strong enough to span multiple ones. I can't say for sure, and although it was watchable, it just never clicked with me.
acting:Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence did good jobs, as did the various supporting characters.
final word:Marginally watchable.
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