Synopsis: A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong.
Release Date: June 6, 2014
Thoughts: Though it looks like it could be a terribly cloying affair, Ping Pong Summer does have two (okay maybe three) things going for it that has caught my interest. The first is a tonal similarity to the best film I saw in 2013, The Way Way Back with a teen coming into his own during his time at a summer beach house. The second is star and real life ping pong aficionado Susan Sarandon (Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Robot & Frank) who seems to make every film better with her wry delivery and eternal MILF-iness. I love a good retro cinematic set-up so the mid 80s locale could also be a plus if it isn’t all neon shirts and Reagan-era wink-wink dialogue.