J. Emmett Winn wrote:
> As part of a research project I'm interested in--I'm looking for
> suggestions for movies to investigate. Briefly: I'm looking for films
> where characters of an "upper-class" (broadly defined: economic, social
> etc) are "moralized, "emotionally healed," shown a "better" life
> perspective, etc. by characters of a "lower-class" (again broadly defined).
> Further I'm primarily interested in mainstream contemporary Hollywood
> cinema (made since about 1977 or so) that fit this very broadly defined
> category. Some examples are:
> White Palace, Titanic, Pretty Woman, & Passion Fish
Two comedies come to mind: _Down and Out in Beverly Hills_ (1986), the remake
of _Boudu Saved from Downing_, in which a scruffy Nick Nolte reshapes the rich
family of Richard Dreyfus and Bette Midler; and, perhaps less perfectly a fit,
_Trading Places_ (1983), the Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd vehicle.
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