Coming to America

Coming to America, 1988. Image courtesy of Photofest.

(1988, directed by John Landis, 116 mins., R)

African Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is coming to America in search of a bride. With sidekick Semmi (Arsenio Hall), the prince quickly finds a new job, new friends, new enemies, and a lot of trouble. Murphy’s superb timing and extraordinary gift for mimicry turn a sweet, goofy flick into an instant comedy classic.

Coming to America is screening as part of The National Bank of Indianapolis 2012 Summer Nights Film Series.

Coming to America Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN