A tough outing for all concerned, the directorial debut of retired basketball star Baron Davis is long on concept and short on execution. Plunked down in Compton while his mom and stepdad enjoy a trip to Baja, forlorn teenage math wiz Andy (Nathan Dana) strikes an unlikely bond with his Black sort-of grandpa Gerald (Lou Beatty Jr.) over the game of dominoes. A widower and a confirmed old-timer, Gerald’s tirades against this annoying white kid he’s got to look after take up most of the first act, but Andy’s skills win him over finally and the two enter a domino competition as partners, with Andy flashing signals to Gerald from the bleachers. How this isn’t cheating is something the movie goes out of its way to prove, even though all the other contestants seem to think it is cheating and so do we, probably. The rules of competitive domino play quickly become the least of the movie’s worries though. At a certain point the plot basically deteriorates into a mishmash of sketches. There’s David Arquette’s character Walter, a bundle of nerves and missed alimony payments, who does all the cringey white guy vulture stuff you would expect from a contest promoter in Compton, but with the screen presence and motivation of a worn-out punching bag. Prominent YouTube talents like Bigg Jah, HaHa Davis, and Timothy Williams waste their abilities on one-note roles. Snoop Dogg’s cameo is lifeless. But it’s not a total wash. There is wild energy in the figure of inhumanly coked-up domino champion Tenspeed (Anthony “Scruncho” McKinley), and Davis himself is very good as the miserable Pastor Steele, a smooth-talking grifter. All the performances have their moments, really, but sadly the movie fails to translate them into anything coherent.