Ping Pong Playa

2007, Comedy, 1h 36m

33 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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A gentle, light, kid friendly comedy about a Chinese-American hoopster turned ping pong pro, Playa is a charming but considerable digression from director Jessica Yu's previous works. Read critic reviews

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A slacker (Jimmy Tsai) must preserve his family's honor by winning a table tennis tournament.

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  • Jul 09, 2011
    "People always think that, you know, Chinese people are only good at math, martial arts, and mu shu pork, you know? But basketball, hey, that was really my thing back in the day, you know what I'm saying? I used to play on the JV squad." Ping Pong Playa is about Christopher "C-Dub" Wang. He's an underachieving, lazy young adult who has no ambitions. He spends his time playing video games, reading comic books, and making up excuses about why he's not in the NBA. Obviously it's genetic, he is Chinese and says that we are all short. He starts teaching a ping pong class and ultimately ends up competing in a ping pong competition in order to keep his families ping pong business thriving. Honestly I expected to find Ping Pong Playa horrible. It's anything but horrible though. Jimmy Tsai as C-Dub was great. The ping pong scenes were really well done. The movie was very funny and had a lot to say about different stereotypes, such as Chinese people can't drive. Ping Pong Playa turned out to be a cool little movie. Hey, it beats Balls of Fury.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 25, 2010
    Totally ridiculous and very well done : )
    Lanning : Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2010
    Stupid, but made me laugh. I ended up liking it...
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2009
    This movie was GREAT!!!
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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