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Ping Pong Summer (2014)

Ping Pong Summer

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

June 06, 2014 (Limited)

Duration

92 min.

Studio

Gravitas Ventures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Michael Tully

Producer

George Rush, Brooke Bernard, Ryan Zacarias

Screenwriter

Michael Tully

Starring

Story


The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy 13-year-old white kid who's obsessed with two things: ping pong and hip hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. "Ping Pong Summer" is about that time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know deep down you're as funky fresh as it gets.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..here is the rare film that both celebrates an era and feels like it could have been made in it..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..as a nostalgia piece redolent of '80s-era pop culture, "Ping Pong Summer" works better as an affectionate touchstone than fully realized movie..”
by Ann Hornaday [Washington Post]
“.."Ping Pong Summer'' certainly nails the era, right down to a lengthy pan across a none-too-appealing dinner buffet..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]