REVIEW: MORRIS FROM AMERICA
OVERVIEW: Craig Robinson and newcomer Markees Christmas star in the heartwarming coming-of-age comedy Morris From America, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on November 8 from Lionsgate. Released theatrically by A24, the film won two awards at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival including the Special Jury Award for Individual Performance – Craig Robinson, and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award - Chad Hartigan. The home entertainment release of Morris From America includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, bloopers, deleted scenes, casting tapes and an audio commentary with director Chad Hartigan and actors Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas.
SYNOPSIS: A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris From America centers on Morris Gentry (Christmas) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water— a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in Mandarin and English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
English SDH Spanish ,
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“Making Morris from America” Featurette
Audio Commentary with Director Chad Hartigan and Actors Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas