Movie Bad Boys (1995)

Watched 20130717 (Netflix, Instant)
Bad Boys (1995) Michael Bay. 118 min

Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith)
Relevant Links:
Bad Boys (IMDb.com)
Bad Boys (1995 film) (Wikipedia.org)
Bad Boys (RottenTomatoes.com)

The movie concerns a pair of cops: Marcus (Martin Lawrence) and Mike (Will Smith). Marcus is a family man, married with children and more conservative than his counter-part Mike who's single and quite the ladies' man.


Getting into the movie, a group of people retrieve a load of drugs kept at the police station, drugs which were previously confiscated in a drug bust. The Captain of the police department put Marcus and Mike on the case, as they were the ones who handled the original drug bust.

To get a lead on the case, Mike asks a friend to let him know if she hears anything. She goes checks things out one day with a friend of hers, and unfortunately for her is killed. This certainly complicates the case for Mike, as it affects his emotions.


In fact, his emotions cause him to investigate a lead on his own and consequently injure himself. Then, with Mike missing, Marcus goes to collect a witness and is forced to pretend he is Mike. In keeping up with the ruse, he brings the witness back to Mike's apartment. Then, for the next couple of days, Marcus lives at Mike's apartment and Mike lives at Marcus's house (together with Marcus's wife and kids), which has a way of driving them both crazy.

Will Mike and Marcus solve the case? Perhaps they won't even remain partners? Well you won't find out here.


20130717:
This is my first time watching this movie and I thought it was alright. The main complaint I have is that their bickering was annoying and only fun to watch when used as a tactic against enemies.

However, if you enjoy buddy cop movies, then you should definitely watch Bad Boys.

Instant Comments:
The credits open with Martin Lawrence's name and then Will Smith's name. Then it goes to a scene. After the scene, the movie title appears and the movie returns to opening credits.


Lol. Why does the camera switch between a view and its mirror?
"That's cold." "Yeah, so is your momma's bed."
References Driving Miss Daisy (1989): "You know you drive almost slow enough to drive Miss Daisy"
The difference between this buddy cop movie and Lethal Weapon (1987) is the protagonists in this movie are already partners.
22 minutes: Bad Boys.
Haha. "It's bologna. My bologna has a first name." "Actually it has about 30 names."
That was pretty funny: She hung up. "What you wearing?"

Julie Mott (Tea Leoni)
Ha. "They should just bone and get that shit over with."
The Captain also starred in Memento (2000).
Huh, apparently Tea Leoni was the leading actress in "The Family Man (2000)" and "Fun with Dick and Jane." She looks different. It must be her hair color.
"You forgot your boarding pass."
Lol. "Getting it out the way." (The Miranda rights)

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