A handful of inner-city kids move up to the big time in this teen-centric musical. Xavier Smith (Bow Wow), known to his friends as X, is a teenager growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the late '70s. X and his buddies are the hotshot skaters at the Palisades Gardens, a neighborhood roller rink where local kids roll to the latest disco sounds, but X loses his status as king of the hill when the Palisades closes down. With no skating action close by, X and his friends head uptown to the Sweetwater Roller Rink, where they feel like country mice in the big city among the expert skate dancers and beautiful women. But skating means a lot to X -- with his widower father, Curtis (Chi McBride) going through a bad patch, skating gives him a sense of accomplishment and a belief in his own talent. So X and company keep heading uptown to Sweetwater, where they prepare to take on Sweetness (Wesley Jonathan) and his crew of the rink's best dancers for the upcoming Roller Jam Skate-Off. X befriends a young local girl named Tori (Jurnee Smolett) and finds a good reason to go uptown when he meets a pretty skater girl, Naomi (Meagan Good). Meanwhile, Tori's mother, Vivian (Kellita Smith) takes an interest in Curtis. Featuring a score of classic '70s R&B and disco, Roll Bounce was directed by Malcolm D. Lee, who enjoyed a breakthrough hit with 2002's Undercover Brother.
Disc #1 -- Roll Bounce 1. Main Titles/Last Day [4:41] 2. Late Again [5:42] 3. Trash [4:14] 4. Good Job [:29] 5. Heavy Metal [1:32] 6. Checking It Out [4:03] 7. Mr. Fantastic [6:12] 8. North-South [3:38] 9. Like an Angel [1:08] 10. Couples Only [4:32] 11. Sweetness [3:00] 12. Just a Party [5:43] 13. On-the-Job Training [:45] 14. Stressed [2:38] 15. Learning to Fall [4:29] 16. For Sale [3:39] 17. Just a Fake [1:23] 18. Coming Clean [4:08] 19. Blown Off [2:24] 20. For Bragging Rights [1:49] 21. The Garden Boys [6:31] 22. Showdown [:23] 23. Taking a Risk [3:12] 24. End Titles [2:33]
Disc #1 -- Roll Bounce Play Movie Language Selection Languages English 5.1 Dolby Surround Commentary by Malcolm D. Lee Commentary by Malcolm D. Lee, Bow Wow and Mike Epps Commentary by Malcolm D. Lee, Norman Vance, Jr. and Robert Teitel Subtitles English Spanish None Scene Selection Special Features Commentaries Commentary By Malcolm D. Lee: On Commentary By Malcolm D. Lee: Off Commentary By Malcolm D. Lee, Bow Wow, and Mike Epps: On Commentary By Malcolm D. Lee, Bow Wow, and Mike Epps: Off Commentary By Malcolm D. Lee, Norman Vance, Jr. and Robert Teitel: On Commentary By Malcolm D. Lee, Norman Vance, Jr. and Robert Teitel: O Deleted Scenes Play All Bus Ride Flirtation X Pleads With His Father Mr. Smith's Job Interview Roller Rink Lovers' Quarrel Ladies Room Chat Conflicts at the Roller Rink Booty-Kissing Bet The Photo Pimp-Slap Mr. Smith Gets the Job X's Skating Routine Commentary by Malcolm D. Lee and Norman Vance, Jr.: On Commentary by Malcolm D. Lee and Norman Vance, Jr.: Off Bow Wow Profile 70's Stylin: Look of Roll Bounce Forward Motion: The Making of Roll Bounce Skating Competition Newswraps Preliminaries Finals Gag Reel Music Videos "Boogie Oogie Oogie" Music Soundtrack Spot Theatrical Trailer Inside Look
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More than 1 year ago
My sisters and I decided to rent this movie. We didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. This was a good movie from start to finish. It was very authentic, and I loved that about it. The storyline was good. The acting was good (I was blown away by Bow Wow’s performance, he made me believe). The music had my sisters and I dancing and singing (got to get the soundtrack). Even though we weren’t raised in the seventies (but the late eighties), that’s one decade we wouldn’t mind going back in time to. I enjoyed watching it with them, we laughed so much. Go get this movie and watch it with your friends and family, after you’re done you would want to go skating-- I knew I did :)
More than 1 year ago
I totaly could relate to this movie, I can remember roller skating at roller rinks from a pre-teen to a young woman in my early 20's. Buying my own skates, skating at Golden Gate Park in S.F. or Lake Merrit in Oakland CA or just down the street. The soundtrack was off the hook and the skating scenes were excellent...just like I remember there was always somebody who could dance so good and you love to watch them. I have this movie for my grandson son but it for me more so.
More than 1 year ago
A feelgood movie with authentic performances by the the main character and his father. The music and skating performances are exceptional as well. The film interweaves humor and drama well enough to make it a hit even without the skating. Clearly, this is Bowwow's most soulful and meaningful performance to date. If you like soulful comedies with depth, this is a keeper.