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Trading Places; an oldie, but a must watch!

Trading Places Movie

Hi Yuppee readers! As this is my first post I thought I’d just introduce myself; I am Charlie-Marie, a 16 year old aspiring journalist who’s been given the chance to write for Yuppee in the fashion and film categories! I hope you like my posts, and that you find them interesting!

Trading Places. What. A. Film. I watched it last night and although released in 1983, the film never fails to offer new humour every time you watch it. If you consider yourself a cinephile, then you NEED to have watched this film! With superfluous acting by Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliot and the raunchy, cougar, Jamie Lee Curtis, Trading Places never fails to please and I always find new lines to laugh at whilst my favourite dialogues remain funnier than ever!

Directed by one of my favourite directors, John Landis, also director of Coming to America; anyone who has seen Trading Places will know the reference to the tramps towards the end of the film- I shall not spill any more details than that! Landis directed 40 other titles, however I thought mentioning Coming to America was well suited to this post.

Plot synopsis: Randolf (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer (Don Ameche) Duke are two multi-billionaire brothers who are the top dogs in the stock exchange. Louis Winthorpe III is a young, intelligent business man who works for the Duke brothers at their business, Duke and Duke. Billy Ray Valentine, (Eddie Murphy) is a tramp, begging for money. In a spineless act, Randolph and Mortimer bet $1 that they can ruin the life of Winthorpe, whilst turn Billy Ray’s life around; hence the name, Trading Places.

It is definitely worth the watch, and apologies for this not being a brand spanking new film, you will have plenty of fresh material heading your way, I just felt this needed to be shared!

Thanks for reading!

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