Roll Bounce ★★★ 2005 (PG-13)
Even if you don't remember the roller-disco craze of the 70s, you'll relive it here. South-side Chicago kid Xavier (Bow Wow) and his buddies find their turf rink closes, so they're forced to go North to the swankier Sweetwater rink where the super-cool Sweetness (Jonathan) holds court. The summer rolls by with skating, flirting, and a growing rivalry until the kids square off in an end-of-summer skate-off. Based on fact, this third film directed by Malcolm Lee (Spike's cousin) is more than worthwhile, rooted in true heart and offering a sweetness that sets it apart. 107m/C DVD . US Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Mike Epps, Wesley Jonathan, Kellita Smith, Meagan Good, Khleo Thomas, Nick Cannon, Rick Gonzalez, Jurnee Smollett, Charlie (Charles Q.) Murphy, Wayne Brady, Marcus T. Paulk, Brandon T. Jackson, Paul Wesley, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels; D: Malcolm Lee; W: Norman Vance Jr.; C: J.(James) Michael Muro; M: Stanley Clarke.