Thursday, October 1, 2009

Theater Thursday

It's Theater Thursday and since we're in full swing with the Christmas Theme we'll be looking at Trading Places
Now, before you go thinking that this isn't a Christmas movie...in my book it is. 

Winthorp played by Dan Aykroyd works in the stock market for the Duke and Duke firm. One day when the Duke brothers decide to play an experiment Winthorp is thrown onto the street and must live a life of poverty. In his place, the Duke brothers bring in Valentine (Eddie Murphy), a rough, homeless man who can't believe he's been given a chance a luxury. 

Neither man knows what is going on or that the Duke brothers are doing an experiment. While down and out Winthorp meets Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis) a prostitute who takes pity on him and gives him, food, clothing and shelter. 
Once Winthorp, Valentine and Ophelia collide the results are quite comical and surprisingly touching. This movie is a year round favorite and easily fits into the holiday season since it takes place over Christmas and the New Year. 

15 comments:

mommywonderland said...

Just came across your blog! Im a follower for sure! Super cute!!!

Dollface said...

This movie is one of the greats! Its so hysterical. I have seen it a bunch of times and made others watch it. I love the team of Murphy and Akroyd.. and with her in it, such a good one... nice throwback! xxxooo

Ashley said...

Thats Jamie Lee Curtis? Holy cow.

JG said...

I've never seen this, or even heard of it. But it sounds really cute. It's funny how many really good holiday movies aren't really about Christmas.

SS said...

Luv this movie.

Carrie said...

I think this is the first one you've posted that I haven't seen...

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I've never seen it...but I can you just by looking at the cover, B has seen it and loves it! Haha!

MrsB said...

hahahahaha i really love this movie.

The Queen of Clearance. said...

I have never heard of this movie. I might have to check it out!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

Wow- I have to say it: check out those boobs!!! What a throw back... ;)

Jon and Steph said...

LOVE this movie!!

Llama said...

I have never seen that but i must check it out!! :)
p.s. hope your feeling better

Laura and Ryan said...

I am going to HAVE to watch this! I've heard of it but never saw it.

Army Duck said...

I love this movie!

etirv said...

Trading Places is one movie I never get tired watching over and over again!