Roll Bounce

2005 PG-13 1h 51m DVD

Roll Bounce

2005 PG-13 1h 51m DVD
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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.
Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Marcus T. Paulk, Nick Cannon, Rick Gonzalez, Khleo Thomas, Chi McBride, Busisiwe Irvin, Mike Epps, Tai'isha Davis
Malcolm D. Lee
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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