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It being December and all, we decided to watch a holiday movie. The only problem is the one type of movie Jena has watched is Christmas movies. That meant we had to go for a movie that had a rather loose relationship to the holiday. We returned to the heady days of Eddie Murphy’s youth when his career still seemed to be going places to watch a movie about classism, racism and gorilla sex. That’s right, we watched Trading Places! And yes, we said gorilla sex.
Join us for our next episode on January 1st. We’ll be watching and discussing Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo!
|Trading Places (1983)|
|Rating: 7.5/10 (156,760 votes)
Director: John Landis
Writer: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Runtime: 116 min
Released: 08 Jun 1983
|Plot: A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.|
Of possible interest regarding the actual financial events of the end of the movie, why they actually won: