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


Chad Hartigan


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


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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Nothing rhymes with Germany


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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Did You Know?


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


Curtis Gentry: Have you ever fucked bitches two at a time?
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »


Come Clean
Written by DJ Premier (as Chris E Martin), Fredro Starr (as F.Scruggs), Jeru The Damaja, Sticky Fingaz (as Kirk Jones), KRS-One (as C. Parker), Sonny Seeza (as Tyrone Taylor)
Performed by Jeru The Damaja as Jeru the Damaja
Alchemist Music, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC.
©Published by Gifted Pearl Music, Inc. inistered by Kobalt Music Publishing Limited Inernational a division of Universal Music GmbH mold, EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH
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Regardless of inaccurate depiction of Germany...
21 August 2016 | by alex-vaewsornSee all my reviews

Really lovely film about growing up, feeling different, parenting and American vs. world culture. Spot on performances from Robinson and Christmas.

It might be misogynist and construed as anti-European, but I thought of it more from Morris's perspective. He's young and confused, so why not depict the world as a hostile place. It shows Germans being strangely ignorant, fetishizing Black people and being rude, so.. this isn't a movie for Germans. ..Should have at least had the tutor be a German.. But it's a great movie about a young American.

Killer soundtrack, visually on point, strong leads. My apologies to Germany, but I loved it.

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Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Morris from America See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,673, 21 August 2016

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1.78 : 1
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