Must Watch: Jessica Yu's Ping Pong Playa Trailer
Before we get any further, I'm going to just say it now - you need to see this movie. Ping Pong Playa is absolutely frickin' hilarious. I stumbled upon it and laughed my ass off from start to finish, calling it one of my favorite movies of last year. It's everything that Balls of Fury should have been as a ping pong comedy, but wasn't. Back at the Toronto Film Festival last year I reluctantly agreed to check out this movie, knowing nothing about it, and walked out calling it the "best of the fest" with a 9.5 out of 10 rating. It is really that good. Jimmy Tsai plays the kid known as C-Dub, who may look dumb in the movie, but it's purely a play - he's coming off that way for the sake of comedy and it works. Please give this indie comedy a chance!
Although this trailer might not be able to capture the complete feeling and story of this comedy, I'd suggest you read my review as a compliment to it. I enjoyed this movie so damn much that I've been anxiously awaiting its theatrical debut for a chance to go see it over and over. It can easily become a cult hit and with the right emphasis and marketing, I'm fairly sure that will happen. Enjoy!
Watch the trailer for Ping Pong Playa:
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Ping Pong Playa is both co-written and directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Jessica Yu, of In the Realms of the Unreal and Protagonist previously. The film was written by Yu and the film's star, Jimmy Tsai. Ping Pong Playa premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and was eventually picked up for distribution by IFC Films. Ping Pong Playa currently arrives in theaters starting on September 5th later this year. Give this a chance and I guarantee you'll be laughing your ass off, too!