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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

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Chad Hartigan
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Cast

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moris z Ameryki 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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although he plays a father, Craig Robinson does not have any children but used his experiences growing up with his father as a basis for his performance. He also had to learn how to speak conversational German for his character, Curtis. See more »

Quotes

Curtis Gentry: Have you ever fucked bitches two at a time?
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Up and Down
Written by Chad Valley (as Hugo Manuel)
Performed by Chad Valley (Hugo Manuel)
© Happy Hunting Ground Ltd./ BMG Rights Man
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management GmbH
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Not about race, about growing up
19 August 2016 | by wotivaSee all my reviews

This is not a film about race or racism. Could easily have been done with two white leads instead of black leads. It's a film about a 13 year old boy discovering sexuality and entering an adult world by way of a love interest, as well as how his father deals with this without his wife. Great acting by them both and the lead female. Subtle but not overly complex screen play. Interesting and not trying to be over emotional. Not a superb film but worth watching. I really liked the way they portrayed the father's efforts to do well by his son and manage his adherent behaviour without alienating him. Son was also not reckless but simply unaware of the world he was growing into.


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