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February 28, 2019  | By David Bianculli

IFC, 9:00 p.m. ET

 

This 1983 movie, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy as two people on polar-opposite ends of the social spectrum whose lives are slowly but surely reversed by outside forces, is a very funny film. But given recent headlines and scandals, let’s watch, this time, paying particular attention to one of Aykroyd’s playful screen disguises, in which he shows up… in blackface. Discuss among yourselves.

 
 
 
 
 
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