Eddie Murphy back when he was funny
Trading Places is a hilarious look at the greediness of upper-class society. Akroyd plays Louis Winthorpe III, a wealthy investor and Murphy plays Billy Ray Valentine, a con man whose roles are reversed as a result of a bet made by the two snobbish, wealthy Duke brothers. This is an entertaining film. Curtis is sexy as the hooker Ophelia that takes Winthorpe in after he loses everything. This is a memorable film with great performances by Akroyd and Murphy. You sympathize and care about the characters and when the two find out they've been duped, there's hell to pay! The ending is quite strange but hilarious all the same. Look for memorable cameos by Jim Belushi, Al Franken, and Chevy Chase. When Akroyd, Murphy, Penholm Elliot, and Curtis are all in the train car you can't help but crack up. These scenes are truly and simply hilarious! The only flaw I feel is that the ending, though very funny, is out of place. Still, the payback on the Dukes is extremely satisfying. This is a very strange but very funny movie. There are some things that some people might find objectionable but for those of you who don't mind a little nudity, I recommend it.
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