Sunday, 8 March 2015

Ping Pong Summer: DVD Review

Ping Pong Summer: DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Roadshow Home Ent

Mixing The Way Way Back's nostalgic summer idea and some awkward moments, Ping Pong Summer is yet another coming of age tale

Marcello Conte stars as an awkward kid whose loves of hip hop and break dancing don't translate into street cred. When forced on a family holiday with his parents and sister finds love in the form of drop out Stacy Summers but conflict with the local bullies at the fun hub arcade.

It all culminates in a table tennis showdown to help zzz regain some cred and possibly win the girl...

Long held camera shots squeeze out the awkwardness and the whole of ping pong summer feels like a mickey taking homage rather than an ode to the 80s. But thanks to all the aesthetics and nuances of the period, ping pong summer emerges as somewhat of a goofy endearing treat - even if it does take a while to warm to the characters and story

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