Posts Tagged “Jessica Yu”

2008

August 24, 2008
Camera Cinema Club
USA
English / Mandarin
96 Minutes — September 5, 2008
Comedy
Jessica Yu [The West Wing; In The Realms Of The Unreal]

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Don’t Just Win. Destroy.

Light, but highly enjoyable story of an Asian-American layabout, who must train for and enter the big ping pong tournament because his overachieving brother has suffered an injury. What makes it different from other films of this type is that it pinpoints exactly the cross-over of cultures in young America. Christopher Wang prefers to be called “C-Dub” by his friends and the young kids he schools on the basketball court. He speaks in a non-threatening gangsta fashion. He wears jerseys and chains and protests against his parents’ old Chinese ways. This film has nothing threatening to families in it. There are cute kids, a tame love interest, and all the swear words are “dribbled” or “bounced” out.

5.4 Metacritic
7.7 IMDB

PING PONG PLAYA

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Written by Michael W. Cummins