Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, sincere, feel good, uplifting, melancholic, inspirational, entertaining ...
family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
martial arts, underdog, family, friendship, kung fu, coming of age, mentor, bullying, sport, fight scenes, chase, school, revenge, teachers and students, children, youth, transformation, power relations, destiny, runaway, friends, dialogue, culture clash, ninja, contests and competitions ...
contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
china, asia, california, new jersey, detroit, michigan, beijing china