Roll Bounce

2005, Comedy/Drama, 1h 47m

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Roll Bounce dazzles us with a classic late 1970's feel, but this coming of age film could have been more than just a spin around the roller rink. Read critic reviews

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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.

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  • Jul 27, 2012
    Dull film that will entrance those who are easily entranced and bore everyone else. Sure Mr. Bow Wow does good but I doubt he can do better.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2012
    Pretty lousy acting, especially by the boys. First half of the flick is slow and lame, second half steps it up a bit though
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2011
    I loved the detail in this movie, it really game it a 70's feel. All in all it's a fun film with some good smiles and laughs.
    Eric A Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2010
    Oh Meagen Good, I melt just seeing your lips, god! This movie was very good and it really made me feel young again. 1970s roller-skate jams fuel this coming-of-age comedy, as X and his friends, who rule their local rink, are shocked when their home base goes out of business. Heading over to the Sweetwater Roller Rink, they find their modest talents are, at first, no competition for their trick skaters and pretty girls who follow their every move.
    Manu G Super Reviewer

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