Regarding Trading Places;
While Louis Winthorpe wasn’t stupid, he was severely over-privileged, which greatly hindered him when it came to basic street survival; despite his shitty mentor Mortimer’s glib assumption that mere “good breeding” would allow Louis to triumph over any obstacle in his path. Instead, Winthorpe completely crashed and burned.
Had it not been for the help of Ophelia and eventually Billy Ray, Louie would have literally died.
As fucked up as the Dukes’ childish bet was, ironically it did prove a point about open access to plentiful resources being essential for real success. With Louie’s resources at his disposal not only was Billy Ray able to rise to the challenge and excel, he was able to flip the whole game on the Duke brothers…