The Karate Kid (movie, 2010)

Movie review: 'Ping Pong Summer'

Movie review: 'Ping Pong Summer'

"Ping Pong Summer" envisions a time when a kid's biggest worry was showing off at the local arcade, when a beach-side cookout with your weird relatives could become the stuff of family legend, when friends were all that really mattered and appearing cool was the toughest challenge a guy could face.

Sounds like life in Ocean City, Md., doesn't it? And that's exactly what it is…

Suffused with all the warmth '80s nostalgia could possibly engender, director Michael Tully's ode to ocean-side living in the era of Ronald Reagan, "Space Invaders" and "Miami Vice" is perhaps overly affectionate...