In this coming-of-age comedy-drama, a 13-year-old African-American boy named Morris (Markees Christmas) moves to Heidelberg, Germany with his widower father (Craig Robinson). There, he flirts with a classmate (Lina Keller) and deals with culture shock by immersing himself in hip-hop music. Written and directed by Chad Hartigan (This Is Martin Bonner).~Jack Rodgers
"Making Morris From America" Featurette
Audio Commentary with Director Chad Hartigan and Actors Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas
I'll admit it, with Craig Robinson in it I just assumed comedy.
And while there are some funny parts it is not a comedy.
With that in mind I will say that this is a very good movie. Strange but good mix of European and American life with a full dose of coming of age.
Interesting coming of age movie. Disrespectful teenagers with too much freedom. A good reenactment of what has happened to our family structure today. Single parents with little to no parenting skills and adolescents with no guidance, structure, or since of direction.