Coming to America

Coming to America

DVD - 2007
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Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food restaurant.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 08, 2018

In this film, Eddie Murphy plays Prince Akeem who is a wealthy prince in the search of an American wife after barely escaping an arranged marriage. He gets a job in fast food and tries to blend in until he finds the one. To his demise, he has no idea how he is going to tell her the truth about who he really is. Although this late 80’s film was meant to come across as more of a romantic drama, it definitely read as a comedy with many cheap laughs and very raunchy jokes. However, the movie has still found a way to stick out in people’s minds and redeem itself for its many lacking qualities. I would rate this movie 3/5 stars and recommend it to those who like older comedy movies @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The movie Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall was an okay movie. It could be a little offensive at times, especially if you are of African descent like I am, also there was a lot of vulgar language and scenes throughout the film. I will admit the movie was quite hilarious once you overlooked all the flaws that I mentioned before and it was a lovely story about two people who love each other for richer or for poorer. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of Eddie Murphy movies. I would give this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars.
- @MissB148 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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reginator_22
Jan 30, 2018

Hilarious!

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senji1101
Apr 30, 2014

not a movie Id recomend to people. The only good thing I'll say about it is it IS better than Eddie Murphy's flic The Golden Child. Not by much, but it is better.

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koolsheena
Oct 24, 2012

5 stars from start to finish! Very funny and memorable. Highly recommended!

crankylibrarian May 21, 2012

The language is a bit raw (this is Eddie Murphy after all) yet overall this is a surprisingly sweet, romantic tribute to love between equals. Murphy's wealthy foreign prince rejects the perfect , (and perfectly servile) woman prepared for him, in favor of a sensible, hardworking daughter of the black American middle class.

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koolsheena
Oct 24, 2012

koolsheena thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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reginator_22
Feb 15, 2018

Sexual Content: Nudity.

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reginator_22
Jan 30, 2018

King Jaffe Joffer: Do not alert him to my presence. I will deal with him myself.

[homage to Darth Vader]

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