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Issue: 2008

Ping Pong Playa movie review

A kid dreams of playing professional basketball in order to escape his dead-end job, living in the suburbs, his bossy older brother and running his Mom's ping pong classes.(IMDb)

Ping Pong Playa works hard to be a Chinese-American version of a standard wants-to-be-a-sports-champion movie.

Christopher 'C-Dub' Wang comes from a Ping Pong family, but wants to play basketball instead. It's the story of a young man breaking free of his family's expectations.

Possibly of interest to those with similar cultural or sports backgrounds, but for a wider audience this film is ordinary with patches of tedium.

Movie poster, Ping Pong Playa; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Ping Pong Playa
Don't just win. Destroy.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 2008
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Title: Ping Pong Playa (2008)
Written by: Jimmy Tsai & Jessica Yu
Directed by: Jessica Yu
running time: 96 mins

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