Pull up your tube socks for this coming-of-age comedy centered on 1970s roller-skate jams. A boy known as "X" (Bow Wow) dominates the local roller rink with his friends. But when the crew's home base goes out of business, they have to look for another hangout. At the Sweetwater Roller Rink across town, the friends are blown away by the skaters and pretty girls they meet, and they pick up a few new tricks.
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- Malcolm D. Lee
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes; director's commentary; cast and crew interview; featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie includes sexual references (primarily, men or boys ogling tight-dressed women), crude humor (jokes about a girl wearing braces and other boyish shenanigans), and some language (including the "N" word). As a coming of age story, the movie focuses on the ways a family copes with the recent death of the mother. Father-son tensions eventually lead to a fight, where son smashes his dad's car with a crowbar, and then tearful reconciliation.
- Sexual Content
- Some references to sex, mostly men or boys ogliing tightly dressed women.
- Some fighting between boys, Bow Wow smashes his dad's car with a crowbar.
- Including damn, ass, mo-fo, motherf***r, and the n-word.
- Social Behavior
- Kids are sweet, roller-skating is fun, father and son come together.
- Nostaligic product everywhere, including references to What's Happening!!, Kool-Aid, The Mod Squad, Fruit of the Loom, the Fonz (Happy Days), Baretta, Kung Fu, Jordache Jeans, Fat Albert, YooHoo, Pacman, Ford Mustang, Atari.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Brief drinking at a party attended by adults.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it