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Chang Can Dunk

A high school marching band member bets the basketball star he can dunk to impress his crush and gain respect.


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"Chang Can Dunk" is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows Chang, a 16-year-old Asian-American high school student who is determined to dunk and impress his crush, Kristy. Directed by Jingyi Shao, the film explores themes of self-discovery, friendship, and family. While the plot may seem predictable, the movie's execution is impressive, and the cast delivers excellent performances. Bloom Li shines as Chang, portraying his character's vulnerability and determination with authenticity. Zoe Renee is also noteworthy as Kristy, bringing depth and nuance to her character. The movie's humor is well-placed, adding a lightness to the story without detracting from its emotional impact. Overall, "Chang Can Dunk" is a delightful film that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. It's a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good sports movie with heart.



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Plot summary

Chang is a 16-year-old, Asian American high school student in the marching band, who bets the school basketball star that he can dunk by Homecoming. The bet leads the 5’ 8" Chang on a quest to find the hops he needs to dunk in order to impress his crush, Kristy, and finally gain the attention and respect of his high school peers. But before he can rise up and truly throw one down, he’ll have to reexamine everything he knows about himself, his friendships and his family.

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