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Overall B

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some crude humor.

Talk to your kids about…

Roll Bounce

Xavier’s anger toward God for his mother’s loss is a common reaction. What good may come from this unfortunate circumstance? How has his father chosen to deal with his grief?

Curtis chooses to lie to Xavier about his employment situation. Was he justified in doing so? Do you think Xavier had the maturity to understand his father’s situation?

Video alternatives…

Flashbacks to the 1970s create some humor in the movie Fat Albert. Another group of teens face off in the film Drumline—only this time they are members of a marching band.