All parent member reviews for Coming to America

Parents say

(out of 4 reviews)
age 10+
 
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Parent Written by915071 April 25, 2013
Adult Written byJackscp April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

What do you mean "OFF"?!

This movie is one of my favorite movies, it's harmless to younger kids. I first saw it when I was 9 (I am now 12).
Parent of a 12 year old Written bycrankylibrarian January 3, 2014
age 12+
 

Unexpectedly sweet romance

The language is a bit raw (this is Eddie Murphy after all) yet overall this is a surprisingly sweet, romantic tribute to love between equals. Murphy's wealthy foreign prince rejects the perfect, (and perfectly servile) woman prepared for him, in favor of a sensible, hardworking daughter of the black American middle class. There are some worrisome stereotypes, (the dark skinned "bad" sister vs the light skinned "good" one) but the movie celebrates brains and heart over beauty and wealth. Added benefit: how wonderful to see a film with two loving, successful black families, one African American and one African. And Hall and Murphy are of course hilarious (the barber shops scenes are priceless).
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking