Coming to America
(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.