Il principe cerca moglie: una commedia cult

The Prince Seeks a Wife: a cult comedy

Coming Soon is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair. The film tells the story of Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the African kingdom of Zamunda, who travels to New York in search of a wife who is not interested in his social status.

The film was a critical and commercial success, and grossed over $288 million worldwide. It was also a cultural success, and helped spread African culture to the general public.

The plot

Akeem Joffer is the crown prince of the African kingdom of Zamunda. He is an intelligent and brilliant young man, but he is also very spoiled and superficial. When it's time to get married, his parents arrange an arranged marriage for him with Princess Imani Izzi, a beautiful and intelligent woman.

Akeem, however, is not convinced that he wants to marry for convenience. He wants to find a woman who loves him for who he is, and not for his social status. So, he decides to escape Zamunda and go to New York in search of the woman of his dreams.

In New York, Akeem poses as a poor college student and takes the name Semmi. He gets hired at a fast food restaurant, where he meets Lisa McDowell, a waitress who works there. Akeem falls in love with Lisa, and the two begin a relationship.

However, their love is hindered by several factors. Lisa is a simple and humble woman, and can't believe that Akeem is a prince. Furthermore, Akeem's parents are determined to get their son married to Imani Izzi.

Ultimately, Akeem manages to convince Lisa of who he really is. The two marry, and Akeem returns to Zamunda with Lisa by his side.

The themes

The Prince Seeks a Wife is a comedy that deals with various themes, including love, friendship, family and culture.

The main theme of the film is love. Akeem is looking for a woman who loves him for who he is, and not for his social status. Lisa is the right woman for him, because she is a simple and humble woman, who sees Akeem for who he is.

The film also deals with the theme of friendship. Akeem and Semmi are longtime friends, and they help each other overcome difficulties. The friendship between Akeem and Semmi is one of the film's strong points.

The theme of family is also important in the film. Akeem's parents are determined to marry their son to Imani Izzi, because they believe she is the right woman for him. However, Akeem is determined to follow his heart, and marry the woman he loves.

The film also addresses the theme of culture. Akeem is an African prince living in a white-dominated world. In New York, Akeem is confronted with American culture, and discovers that it is not so different from his African culture.

The success

The Prince Seeks a Wife was a success with critics and audiences. It was praised for its humor, story, and themes. The film also helped spread African culture to the general public.

The film was also a success at the box office. It grossed over $288 million worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 1988.

The sequel

A sequel to the film was released in 2021, titled The Prince Seeks Son. The film is set 30 years after the events of the first film, and sees Akeem return to New York in search of his illegitimate son.

The sequel received positive reviews, and grossed over $168 million worldwide.

The legacy

Coming to America is a cult film that has left its mark on pop culture. The film was a critical and commercial success, and helped spread African culture to the general public.

The film is still enjoyed by millions of people around the world today. It is a funny and touching comedy, which conveys a message of love, friendship and acceptance.

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