Coming to America

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Paramount Coming To America (Blu-ray) (Special Collector’s Edition)
“Coming To America” casts comedian Eddie Murphy as pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride. Murphy’s regal father (James Earl Jones) agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince’s faithful retainer Semmi (Arsenio Hall) along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters,Prince Ake… More >>

Coming to America

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  1. As if the real beauty of Africa cannot stand on its own, there are some genuinely funny scenes in the movie. But the dead leopard skin on his Tuxedo in the Beginning of the movie and the Palatial Estate was meant to SHOW people how impressive Africa really is? Africa is really dark, humid, dank, dangerous, and it has some very beautiful areas. Being African American I rather be subject to the truth and not a Hollywood Version of What Africa is. As far as realism is concerned (For a Better Perspective of the Motherland) see Out of Africa and When We were Kings. Not all African Women are Subserviant as suggested in this movie.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. Eddie Murphy did a few great comedies, truly of genius. Then, once he said what he had to say, he started drfting into roles that he walked through. They singularly lacked inspiration, originality, or energy. This is one of those mediocre films: while they tried to spice it up with the multiple role playing, most of the jokes in this – not to forget the entire plot – fall pretty flat. To make up for the lack of a spark, it just gets more vulger and outlandish.

    Not recommended, except for devotees.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. He was unbelievably brilliant in this movie!! His performance in this film was the best acting in the history of the universe and living things!! It is great. It is a billion times better than Howard Hesseman in “Flight of the Navigator.” Anderson is in charge of making french fries at McDowell’s Fast Food Restuarant.” His best acting is when the place is robbed. He acts so calm. Incredible. He lets the robber call him a “fatboy” hahaha. I also loved the scene where the Lionel Ritchie lookalike pushes Louie and causes him to spill a milkshake. It is great. Louie Anderson is a genius. This movie would be nothing without his outstanding gift of acting brilliance. I saw his performance and I felt like “break dancing” hahaha. Lionel Ritchie stunk in the film. Eddie Murphy plays a billion roles but none of them compare to Mr. Anderson’s hahaha. Arsenio Hall was funny in his role and so was Darth Vader, I mean James Earl Jones. The cab driver’s language who drove them to the dumpy apartments was very rude and unacceptable. I wouldn’t get into a cab driven by such an foul-mouthed fool lol.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. The two Shrek movies so far are the only movies I’ve really liked him in – and it’s only his voice then! I tend to avoid his movies for no particular reason – I think he just annoys me in general! However you do have to see Trading Places before you see this, as you’ll miss out on a rather smart joke. The bums that pick up the money that Eddie Murphy drops are the “Duke Brothers” from Trading Places (also directed by John Landis). In that movie, Billy Ray Valentine was responsible for The Dukes losing their fortune. It’s not technically a sequel, although it’s written by the same people.

    I was regretting watching this movie within the first few minutes of it starting. Of course it was completely necessary for two girls to appear topless in the bath (more like a swimming pool) with the Prince, and have all sorts of innuendos about his relationship with them. And the innuendos with his wife-to-be, doing anything he wants, bring images to mind that you wouldn’t really want there. I have to admit, though, once you got past that bit, it was better than Trading Places.

    I also loved the credits at the end, as it shows shots of the actors, with their names, and it’s amazing the amount of people who play two or more characters – particularly the characters in the barber shop!!! I can’t believe that Eddie Murphy played the old man! All characters in the barber shop (including the Caucasians) are played by Murphy, Hall, Clint Smith, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (Samuel L Jackson also appears, in a funny scene)

    Most of the dance that’s performed by the royal dancers before presenting Prince Akeem’s queen-to-be is a high-tempo rendition of the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video (also directed by John Landis).

    The “thanks” list contains a thank you to the Zamundan film authority.

    Zamunda is the fictional country from which Eddie Murphy’s character comes.

    Face on Cutting Room Floor … Jim Abrahams

    Eddie Murphy – as the old white man in the barber shop – says: “Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait stop right there! Listen: Stop right there, man. A man goes into a restaurant. You listenin’? A man goes into a restaurant, and he sits down, he’s having a bowl of soup and he says to the waiter, waiter come taste the soup. Waiter says: Is something wrong with the soup? He says: Taste the soup. He says: Is there something wrong

    with the soup? Is the soup too hot? He says: Will you taste the soup? What’s wrong, is the soup too cold? Will you just taste the soup?! Alright, I’ll taste the soup – where’s the spoon?? Aha. Aha! … Whadaya know from funny, you b*****ds?” (No, I didn’t get it either.)

    I’m not sure what exactly to think this, particularly as I’m clouded by my judgement of Eddie Murphy. But it’s better than Trading Places, even though you have to see that first!
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. Eddie Murphy is One of the Most talented Actors in Hollywood. Just because he is Black and Usually Only Appears in Comedic Films, He Get’s Ignored. I’d like to See Meryl Strep play as many characters i.e. Nutty Professor, Coming to America etc. By the Way, I’m Not Black, I’m Caucasian.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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