This light romantic comedy represents a change of pace for the phenomenally successful Murphy. Here he plays a polite, pampered, and fabulously wealthy African prince who comes to America in search of true love. Although the fairy-tale script is as old as the motion picture industry
itself, the resourceful cast of COMING TO AMERICA brings freshness to the annoyingly cliched material. Unfortunately, Landis' inelegant direction nearly derails the film. Poorly paced, indifferently shot, and haphazardly edited, the movie lurches unsteadily from scene to scene, undermining the best efforts of its performers. Luckily, Murphy gives his sweetest, most touching, and most gen...