• Roll Bounce (2005)

Roll Bounce

Release Date: September 23rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: December 13th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Xavier (Bow Wow), a teenage boy in Chicago, struggles with the loss of his mother and turns to roller skating as a way to deal with his angst. He and his friends are the stars of the skating rink they frequent, but this is about to change. When it closes down, they have no choice but to try out a more upscale spot, the Sweetwater Roller Rink. There, they enroll in a skating contest, and have to prove themselves to the reigning champions, headed by a skater named Sweetness.

Cast: Shad "Bow Wow" Moss, Chi McBride, Mike Epps, Wesley Jonathan, Kellita Smith, Meagan Good, Khleo Thomas, Nick Cannon

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: State Street Pictures

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Touching, Growing up, 1970s, Underdog, Father, Friend, Competition, Love interest, Love, Engaging, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Roll Bounce, a nostalgic memory of disco roller-dancing in the late 1970s, has warm starring performances from Bow Wow and Chi McBride, who are funny, lovable and sometimes touching. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    The movie is a thing of honey and gloss, yet there's just enough heart in the central father/son relationship, and in the teenagers' ensemble interactions, to make it glide by. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Doesn't depart from the inspirational coming-of-age formula. But it has got enough heart and disco-fever exuberance to connect with audiences. show more

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