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6.2
/10
1,042 Ratings

Coming to America

Directed by John Landis
United States, 1988
Comedy

Synopsis

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and will.

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Coming to America Directed by John Landis

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1989 | 2 nominations including: Best Costume Design

American Comedy Awards

1989 | Winner: Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Critics reviews

Revisiting Coming to America as a critic, much of the humor that helped to make it the third highest-grossing movie at the U.S. box office in ‘88 still holds up. From Soul Glo to “Sexual Chocolate!” to McDowell’s, Murphy and his team managed to strike a balance of relatively edgy humor and charming, if at times slightly formulaic, romance.
June 28, 2013
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