Yo Amrani is a young Persian-American boy with a dream, to own a pair of AIRs, the coolest, most expensive sneakers around. Convinced that this is the only way he can win the heart of ... See full summary »
Yo Amrani is a young Persian-American boy with a dream, to own a pair of AIRs, the coolest, most expensive sneakers around. Convinced that this is the only way he can win the heart of Carrie Ann the cutest girl in school, Yo becomes distraught by his father's refusal to buy him the coveted shoes. When a golden, but less than noble, opportunity finally presents itself, Yo is faced with the kind of moral dilemma that ~II help to define the man he is to become. With the help his father's tough love and his mother's quiet wisdom, Yo ultimately finds the courage to make a tough choice and stay true to himself. Written by
A swedish friend
What a terribly unfunny, poorly paced, completely uninspired piece of coming of age trash that encourages negative stereotypes of African Americans and Hispanic Americans.
How the filmmakers could blow $25,000 shooting this on 35mm is beyond me.
The only saving grace of this film is the fluid camera work of Eric Gustavo Petersen. His photography, especially in the locker room and some of the exterior dolly and crane shots, raise this film's production value immeasurably.
If this got into any festivals, or this is getting the director further work, it's only more proof of our industry embracing mediocrity.
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