#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he is to marry a woman he never saw before. Now the prince breaks with tradition and travels to America to look for the love of his life.
Plot: An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess… and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.
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Hasn’t aged flawlessly, made some stylistic decisions that probably would have come across as weird even at the time, and not the sort of thing (American comedy) that typically appeals to me. But I can still absolutely see why _Coming to America_ is remembered as fondly as it is. I liked it by and large more than the most similar offerings of today.
_Final rating:★★½ – Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._
I didn’t enjoy it as much as expected, but ‘Coming to America’ is nevertheless still good.
Eddie Murphy is unsurprisingly the star of the film. Any notable scenes include him, which isn’t a shock given the obvious and the fact he plays a number of characters; on that note, only Akeem amused me – the barber shop guys… not so much, to be honest.
James Earl Jones (Jaffe), John Amos (Cleo) and Frankie Faison (landlord) are the most noteworthy in terms of those away from the lead, while there is even an appearance from someone named Samuel L. Jackson – what ever happened to that guy?!
I wanted/anticipated much stronger humour, if only due to Murphy’s presence. I can’t say I laughed that much, which is disappointing. The romance parts are probably more memorable to me, even if it’s kinda familiar in those regards. With all that said, I can see why loads thoroughly enjoy this – it just didn’t fully land on me, personally.
Still worth viewing and I’m very much up to see the sequel.
Excellent humor and a nice story
I once used to be a fan of Eddie Murphy and his movies, but in recent years the only one of “his” movies that I loved was ‘Shrek’. He’s excellent as the voice of Donkey, but the rest of his movies aren’t exactly the best examples of fine humor (think of movies like ‘The Nutty Professor’). It’s a good thing that from time to time you can still see one of his older ones on the television, so you won’t forget that the man really has some talent.
In this movie Eddie Murphy plays, most of the time, the role of Prince Akeem of Zamunda. On his 21st birthday he’ll have to marry a woman he has never seen before. Because he isn’t too happy with that and because he wants a wife that can do more than doing exactly what he tells her to do (like for instance barking like a dog), he decides to go to America to find the love of his life. The only problem is that the girl shouldn’t love him for his title and his money, but for his personality. At first all he gets is a big culture shock, but eventually he’ll find a girl he really likes…
This movie is really one of the funniest Eddie Murphy has ever made. It has a good story and offers plenty of laughs, but this isn’t a comedy full of toilet humor and may therefor seem dated to the youngest viewers (let’s say those who were born in the nineties). Personally I really appreciated the fact that not all humor was about farting, vomiting and other bodily functions, but perhaps that’s just me, perhaps I’m just getting too old to understand today’s humor (almost 27 right now).
There are some excellent parts in the movie (I really love those old men at the barber shop for instance) and overall the quality is high enough to enjoy the entire movie. That’s why I give it a 7.5/10.
I just did not think it ran well on all cylinders.
This Eddie Murphy comedy was somewhat funny at times, but I don’t know…for me it missed the mark. Started out relatively strong, but faded in the end when it got a bit to sentimental, which admittedly a lot of comedies tend to do. The story has Murphy as a Prince who is to be married to a woman who has been groomed to be his bride by following his every command. Eddie’s character does not want this though, he yearns to find real love so he is off to America a place where not everyone knows who he is to find Mrs. Right as it were. He gets a job as a worker at a McDonald’s rip off type joint (which to me is the funniest parts of the movie) and falls for the daughter of the man who runs this establishment all the while keeping his identity as a prince a secret. Arsenio is rather good as his faithful traveling companion as is most of the cast. They are not the problem, the fact this movie tends to lag is. Slow lengths of the film where there is not all that much funny stuff going on, the movie is under two hours, but feels more like a two and a half hour movie. I say I would have liked it more had they trimmed it down ten or so minutes and kept the laughs going throughout the whole movie as they were the first part of it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director John Landis
Writer Eddie Murphy (story), David Sheffield (screenplay), Barry W. Blaustein (screenplay)
Actors Paul Bates, Eddie Murphy, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294, 400T 5295, 250D 5297)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm