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Coming to America

Coming to America

DVD - 2007
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An African prince who must find a bride ... and the mission leads him and his loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pamered prince relishes the chance to test his mettle in the urban wilderness
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007, c1988
Edition: Special collector's edition
ISBN: 9781415728789
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 097361222943


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IndyPL_MontoyaB Mar 11, 2021

Arguably 'Coming To America' is the funniest 80s-Eddie Murphy movie ever made. Eddie and Arsenio Hall portray multiple characters throughout the film. Features 80s hairstyles, automobiles, and culture. This movie is for adults.

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

Jan 30, 2018


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.

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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Oct 24, 2012

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Feb 15, 2018

Sexual Content: Nudity.


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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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