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Morris from America (2016)

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The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.

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Chad Hartigan

Writer:

Chad Hartigan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Markees Christmas ... Morris Gentry
Craig Robinson ... Curtis Gentry
Carla Juri ... Inka
Patrick Güldenberg ... Sven
Levin Henning Levin Henning ... Bastian
Leon Badenhop Leon Badenhop ... Rainer
Lina Keller ... Katrin
Marie Löschhorn Marie Löschhorn ... Birgit
Josephine Becker Josephine Becker ... Nadine
Roger Ditter Roger Ditter ... Alex - Soccer Trainer #1
Florian Von Stockum Florian Von Stockum ... Jakob - Soccer Trainer #2 (as Florian von Stockum)
Nora Borchert Nora Borchert ... Ballet Dancer
Diana Ionescu Diana Ionescu ... Ballet Dancer
Anna Sodan Anna Sodan ... Ballet Dancer
Anabel Möbius Anabel Möbius ... Industrial Party Girl
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Storyline

Morris is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Heidelberg with his dad, who coaches professional soccer. The film explores Morris's attempts to fit in with German kids. He falls for a girl at a youth club and she encourages him to open up a little and share his rapping. Written by Sundance goer

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Taglines:

Nothing rhymes with Germany

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for teen drug use and partying, sexual material, brief nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first draft of the script was titled "Poor Poor Fatty Fucko" See more »

Quotes

Curtis Gentry: Have you ever fucked bitches two at a time?
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Connections

References Dante's Peak (1997) See more »

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Rebound
Written and Performed by Eric Hirsch
Used with Permission
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Morris in Germany
23 August 2016 | by watucker81See all my reviews

Morris from America is a coming of age story of a black kid growing up in Germany, what part, honestly I forgot (my German doesn't exist). The movie was great. It's a coming of age story and who doesn't like that. I liked how Morris is constantly trying to find his footing in Germany. He's angry but he still find a small glimpse of hope in his new found friend, Katrin. Katrin is what I'm guessing is a typical German teenage girl. She hates her mom, does what she isn't supposed and has a strange thing for Morris. By no means is this a love story. If anything it was a cautionary tale of what unrequited love can do to someone. All in all it was a decent move and worth the watch.


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Germany | USA

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German | English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,673, 21 August 2016

Gross USA:

$91,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,151
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1.78 : 1
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