Craig Robinson’s Latest Comedy Explores a Black Adolescent’s Coming-Of-Age Adventure in Germany
Morris from America is a light-hearted, comedic film that follows an African American 13 year-old’s coming-of-age journey. It’s not every day that an adolescent is forced to move across the pond to Heidelberg, Germany with his widowed, soccer coach father.
Morris Gentry, played by the talented Markees Christmas, is an aspiring rapper who struggles to fit in with his German classmates and learn the language. Despite these challenges, he quickly finds himself falling for a rebellious girl in his class who takes up a lot of his attention. The teenager finds himself caught up in adolescent troubles — think drugs and getting caught with his crush in her bedroom The middle-school crush causes tension between Morris and his father, the boy’s only family in an unfamiliar place.
Morris from America gives us all a chance to reminisce on our own childhoods as we fall in love with Morris’ endearing character. Prepare yourself for all the laughs you’ll have as you watch Morris’ father, played by actor Craig Robinson, try to parent a kid who loves dropping lines about hooking up with German girls in his rap lyrics.
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