beverly hills cop (1984)

Martin Brest's Beverly Hills Cop blends the best of its decade's social comedies into a genre deconstruction that takes apart the American male in the thick of a decade of high urban crime, shifting gender and racial norms, consumer indulgence and first-world boredom. Brest and Murphy align to riff on all of the absurdities of Beverly Hills, and therefore the consumer culture, while messing with the hard-boiled cop genre. Judge Reinhold's cop character sitting on a stake-out reading about the dangers of the average American male's consumption of red meat says it all.