The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy 13-year-old white kid who's obsessed with two things: ping pong and hip hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. Ping Pong Summer is about that time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know deep down you're as funky fresh as it gets.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A ho-hum memory piece that could have used a bit more objectivity, not to mention depth and energy.Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 06.05.2014
This gentle comedy, while entirely unmemorable, releases a genuine warmth that deflects harsh judgment.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 06.05.2014
A fun-but-slight coming-of-age story about an awkward Maryland teenager who becomes, well, not a man exactly, but a slightly more comfortable teenager, on a family vacation during the magical summer of 1985.Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, 06.02.2014
[Tully achieves] a winning innocence of spirit in which performances and production design are all perfectly synched to his low-key comic vision.Justin Chang, Variety, 06.06.2014