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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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Inka
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Sven
Levin Henning ...
Bastian
Leon Badenhop ...
Rainer
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Marie Löschhorn ...
Birgit
Josephine Becker ...
Nadine
Roger Ditter ...
Alex - Soccer Trainer #1
Florian Von Stockum ...
Jakob - Soccer Trainer #2 (as Florian von Stockum)
Nora Borchert ...
Ballet Dancer
Diana Ionescu ...
Ballet Dancer
Anna Sodan ...
Ballet Dancer
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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Nothing rhymes with Germany

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Moris z Ameryki  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,673, 19 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$88,932, 2 October 2016
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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 »

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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

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Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
Written by Craig Mack, The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith), Rampage
Casablanca Media Songs LLC, LL Cool J Music (P) 2004 Bad Boy Records Inc. ing GmbH. A Warner Music Group Company ny GmbH, Tziah Music, tj musicservice gmbh
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Not about race, about growing up
19 August 2016 | by See 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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