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Still shot from the movie: Roll Bounce.

Roll Bounce

Looking like Saturday Night Fever on wheels, this 1970s disco era story follows a group of African-American youth (lead by Bow Wow) that challenge a gang of over-confident white kids (headed up by Wesley Jonathan) to a roller skating match. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 22 Sep 2005
Video Release: 12 Dec 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Roll Bounce Rated PG-13?


These teen characters use some mild profanities, and one offers “the finger” in a moment of anger. However, such incidents are few and the young characters are usually considerate, even though they frequently tease each other. In a fit of rage, Xavier begins smashing his father’s already broken-down car, yet this scene offers a great moment of consolation between them. More content extends from adult characters, including women who dress provocatively and characters that remark about male and female anatomy. On a positive note, Curtis is committed to not drinking alcohol, and shows great compassion, patience, and physical restraint with his son.

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