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In the late '70s when roller skating was a way of life, X and his pals ruled supreme. But when the doors of their local skating rink close, it marks the end of an era and the beginning of another that sees the boys venture into foreign territory - uptown's Sweetwater Roller Rink, complete with its over-the-top skaters and beautiful girls. Through his preparation for the showdown of the season - the Roller Jam skate off with the Sweetwater crew - X manages to find himself and also help his dad get back on track.
Comedy Drama - This is a family film in the best sense: the young stars appeal to
teens and young adults, while older adults would enjoy the time
period and the father-son relationship. While there is some mild
language and suggestive content, this is a film most families
wouldn't mind watching together.
PROFANITY: 3 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Very mild verbal innuendoes. VIOLENCE: Falls, all played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Brief drinking. ACTION: foot/skate chases; skate routines. COMEDY: Silly verbal and physical humor.
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Roger EbertFull Review Good 'Roll Bounce' is not a great film, but it does a good job of doing exactly what it intends: Showing a summer in the lives of ordinary teenagers and their parents, and remembering the roller disco craze that preceded hip hop.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average With severe tightening, good nature alone would turn the picture into a bona fide sleeper. Yet even as is, Roll Bounce rates a friendly nod. If it doesn't exactly kick out the jams, it does move them around a little bit.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 104 moviegoer opinions. EXCELLENT OPINIONS! For once the critic's were right. "Roll Bounce" is a good movie. One hundred percent of moviegoers, in all age and gender groups, would recommend this movie. That says a lot. What's especially noteworthy is the exceptionally high opinions from the adults. This is obviously a movie targeted more towards teens but the adults rated it very high. I highly recommend "Roll Bounce."