Coming To America - - Who else believes this is one of the best comedies ever made?

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  1. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    I just got to see this film in its entirety the other night, and I swear I could have died laughing! Eddie Murphy is brilliant as is Arsenio Hall. Who else feels that this film is one of the best comedies of all time?
     
  2. Terrell

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    This film is definitely hilarious. I can agree that I was in stitches the whole time.
     
  3. Brett Hancock

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    It is a damn funny movie.
     
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    Not me.

    It's OK, funny in parts, some nice John Landis touches and in jokes.

    But one of the funniest movies ever ? No.
     
  5. Paul Jenkins

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    Doesn't rank in my top 10 funny movies, but anything with Eric LaSalle with that much Afro Sheen can't be bad! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not real big on comedies but I'm hard pressed to come up with one that is more enjoyable than Coming to America. It's a classic in the sense that in 2052 my grandkids will be wondering what's so funny about Soul Glo [​IMG]
     
  7. Joe Wong

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    CtA is one of my favourite comedies, too. I loved how the romantic aspect between Murphy and Shari Headley was developed, and the side-splitting antics of Arsenio. It's a pity he and Eddie haven't done another movie together (except for Harlem Nights, but I believe Arsenio's was a cameo).

    Anyway, wishing that Paramount would have revisited and done an anamorphic version in conjunction with all the Murphy releases this week.

    Joe
     
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    I love this movie. Eddie Murphy did so many funny characters. The singer Randy Watson is definitely my favorite. My "Sexual Chocolate" imitation never fails to make my girlfriend laugh. Arsenio Hall's facial expressions throughout the movie are very funny in a subtle way...my favorite expression is when Louie Anderson is talking about working his way up through McDowell's lmao. Eric Lasalle was great also with the Soul Glo. Too many funny scenes in this movie. I'll have to watch it again soon.
     
  9. Jeff Pounds

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    "Just let your souuuuuuullll gloowwwww...."

    Defintily in my top 10....

    The barber shop Joe Louis - Rocky Marciano - Cassius Clay/Ali arguements are classic.

    "Joe Louis was 147 years old when he fought Rocky Marciano."
     
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    Some of my favorite lines in this movie are:
    I love the Lord...and if loving the Lord is wrong...I don't wanna be right!
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    He got Daniel out the Lion's den, he got Gilligaaaaaaan off the island.
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    And who can forget the soul glow commercial? Let your soulllllll glowwwwwww. [​IMG]
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    Yes this is one funny movie, I haven't seen it in some time now and maybe it deserves another viewing in the near future.
    Peace,
    Eve
     
  11. Terrell

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    "***DAMN boy, what's that, some kind of weave or something?"
    "Just make it nice and neat. Snip! That'll be $8."
    "Joe Louis was 75 years old when they fought. I don't know how old he was but he got his ass whipped."
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Rocky Marciano. . . Rocky Marciano. . . Every time we talk about boxing, the white boy's gotta pull Rocky Marciano out his @ss.

    He did beat Joe Louis.

    and

    That's beautiful. What is that, velvet?
     
  13. StephenA

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    My favorite part is when Eddie Murphy's character is out on the balcony after his first night in NYC. He says hello or something and some guy says "F*ck you!", and he says "Yes, yes, and f*ck you too.", not knowing what it means.
     
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    It is a funny movie.

    I have only seen parts of it, so I can't say it's the best.

    Some Like It Hot, Arsenic and Old Lace and The Producers are to me, the greatest comedies ever made.
     
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    The barber shop portions are very funny indeed. Hard to believe just about everybody in there was played by Murphy.
     
  16. Brian Harnish

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    2nd Barber -- "If a man wants to be called Muhammad Ali, damn it, we should respect his wishes and CALL the man Muhammad ALI!!"
    1st Barber -- "Naaahh, no. He'll always be Clay to me!"
    *snicker*
    I've already seen this film three times since I got it. I literally can't stop laughing at this movie! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, a comedy classic. This is definitely a keeper.
     
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    Happy you posted this. For a long while, I've felt alone in my appreciation for this movie. Eddie Murphy is not just funny in his movies, but, at his best, becomes a real human being as in Trading Places. Too many comedies are filled with one dimensional characters.
     
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    Coming to America and Boomerang are Eddie Murphy's two best films. Boomerang is very underated.
     

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