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About the Movie
Craig Robinson stars as the father of 13-year-old Morris; though they have just relocated to Germany, Morris won’t let anything stop his pursuit of hip-hop stardom and the girl of his dreams in this hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age comedy.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 75
- Fresh: 67
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's a pop confection with a rough, honest texture, real but not raw and suffused with an infectious sweetness that lingers after the final shot.
Fresh: Morris From America isn't a coming-of-age comedy of the kind that John Hughes once specialized in. It wears its heart much too openly on its sleeve for that.
Fresh: Curtis understands his son's need to test boundaries as much as his own responsibility to protect him. Robinson makes this single dad's loneliness plain. Morris isn't the only one on the cusp.
Fresh: What's remarkable about the film is that it sets up what could have been a bunch of pat, dumb culture-clash jokes about a black New York kid in Europe, yet never takes the easy way out. Instead, it explores and resolutely preserves its hero's humanity.
very well done!!
i loved it. thought it was very well done. And unlike other reviewers, I understood the point of bringing stereotypes into it or at least I think I did. That's how humans tend to process and perceive one another with no interest in looking deeper and be more discerning about people they meet who are different. And you saw how ridiculous those people were int he movie. The girl understood what was wrong with "small" thinking in general, hence why she left her hometown. And you saw the kid struggling in a very different culture that is so outside of his culture. Teenagers can be so cruel when a new kid comes top town regardless of cultural differences. This is a mulitilayered story. Anyone who has had to adjust to being in a differnt country, speaking a different language fighting stereoptypes that all countries have of one another will relate on some level. Hell you don't have to move to another country, you can experience that right here in america. I did coming from a french speaking part of the United States and being a person of color who did not speak very good english and was far more comfortable in my own culture and language. I had to assimilate and it was a challenge. Two thumbs up to this movie!
How many RT reviews rejoiced in a 'coming of age' hit? My wife and I thought we'd enjoy a feel good, wrong. Fast forwarded most of this garbage. Started OK, but then depressing tale of young boy without a stable home delving into drugs and longing for purpose - instead of finding it, he aimlessly follows the indulging of another child (young girl) lacking a normal home who is viewed as super cool, but in real life I'm sure is strung out on drugs with a few kids along the way. If this is coming of age, we have lost our way.
I wasn't really "feeling it." So, I turned it off after about 40 minutes.