Pampered Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) of Zamunda comes to Queens, Different York with his kingly sidekick (Arsenio Hall) to find a true-love bride.
Coming to America
After strolling lazily from head to foot The Joyful Youth and Beverly Hills Cop II, Eddie Murphy teamed up once again with his Trading Places director John Landis for this comedy, which at least requires him to do more than just chuckle. Murphy plays the pampered African prince who rebels against his father (James Earl Jones) and comes to America, with sidekick Arsenio Hall in tow, to find a helpmate. Landis aims for a 1930s-form but, unfortunately, is hampered by a script that isn't as clever as it thinks it is and it's left to Murphy (who, courtesy of wonderful along-up, also delivers some very waggish cameos) to conduct the picture. The star supporting toss includes a pre-stardom Cuba Gooding Jr and Samuel L Jackson, although the biggest jeer at is generated by the ...
Akeem (Murphy) is a mollycoddled African prince who rebels against his arranged confederation and travels to New York with his faithful housekeeper Semmi (Vestibule) to ascertain a woman who settle upon love him for himself. The pair split a room in a dingy Queens tenement and tackle entertain jobs as cleaners in a burger joint, where Akeem at once spots the boss's daughter Lisa (Headley).
The charming combination of Landis and Murphy redeems the precise anticipated storyline, which is chock-exceedingly of snappy one-liners and impressive caricatures by Murphy and Hall - including Murphy as a grumpy pass‚ virginal Jew.
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