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Which one shall I watch?
Which is also the best decade for comedy, imo. So that
Can't believe the two films could be considered as having some kind of comparitive merit.
Trading Places also serves as a pretty robust (very basic it must be stressed) tutorial as to how the stock market/commodities trading works.
But I really do like the landlord in coming to America!
'You may enter!'
Coming to America, because it's a damn shame what they did to that dog.
Sexual Chocolate, the token fat guy who works at McDowells who is proud to be washing the lettuce. Oh, and Darylls face at the end when he breaks the fourth wall getting stripped out of his wet clothes. Trading Places tonight.
QUEEEEEEEEEEN TO BEEEEEEEEEE!
Look out for Gus Fring in the jail scene. "I'm a karate man!"
So much gold in that film.
Coming to America is way racist so it's hard to watch. Not that TP isn't also fairly dodgy but I think it runs the right side.
It's mainly in its depiction of Africa and the way it reinforces all kinds of stereotypes about Africans, etc.
Here's a comment I found online: "The movie is colorstruck which is a form of racism. Notice how he portrays the dark skin sister as being an over sexed bimbo why the light skin woman is sophisticated and intelligent."
I HAVE LEGS! I CAN WALK
Therefore Trading Places wins
*sicks a little into mouth*
Or to have watched this film
see also; the 'dance for me' scene in True Lies
I still laugh-snort when he excuses himself whilst talking on the phone to turn round and tell a woman standing nearby to Fuck Off.
I love Bo Diddley as the pawnbroker:
Winthorpe: Look, it tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad.
Pawnbroker: In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.
And also that eddie murphy use to do brilliant films.
Like you, he's proved he can make great comedy/dramas. I watched 48 Hours last week for the first time in years and he is brilliant in that. The scene where he goes into the redneck bar is still superb. Such a shame that, barring the odd animated voice role, he decided to go for the easy money after ripping off Richard Pryor's stand-up routine.
(I've never seen Lo-Pan acting. Yet)
hasn't held up very well, aside from Sexual Chocolate and the guys in the barber shop who are great.
And I want to hurt the love interest when she saids "nahhh!" at the very end of the film