Jessica Yu, best known for her Henry Darger documentary In the Realms of the Unreal, turns to comedy with this 2007 feature, which she cowrote with Jimmy Tsai. He stars as a jive-talking Chinese-American slacker who'd rather hustle grade schoolers on the basketball court than hustle for a living. After causing a car accident that involves his mother and brother (Roger Fan), a table-tennis champ, Tsai steps up to defend the family name at a tournament. This thin premise can't sustain a feature, and the racial and gay jokes are jarring, but the child actors are cute, especially Andrew Vo. 97 min.
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