Film Review – Ping Pong Playa

Ping Pong Playa is an amusing movie about a Chinese guy (C-Dub) that thinks he’s a basketball playa (in every sense of that retarded word). He is a freeloader from his friends and family and lives the life I can only dream about.

His brother is a famous ping pong player and his mom and dad run a ping pong shop (really). The brother and mom get in a car accident and break bones people utilize in ping pong. The basketball brother is forced to teach ping pong classes to little kids. His older brother calls him a “Yellow Fonzie” since he lives in his parents’ house – hilarious. The playa starts ringing people for money at the ping pong table with the help of his grade school students and it’s hilarious. His basketball friend breaks the reality to him that he’s not a baller and never will be. Playa decides to compete in the “Golden Cock” (seriously) tournament that his brother always wins – and his dad agrees to train him. It’s a pretty ridiculous film, but I did laugh at a couple of lines in it.

It’s not terrible, and it’s better than Balls of Fury. I don’t know that I would run out and buy it, but I’m not embarrassed to say I enjoyed it.


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