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Full of the humor, mild humiliation, and bittersweet lessons of growing up, this coming-of-age comedy from Malcolm D. Lee (UNDERCOVER BROTHER) unfolds on the South Side of 1970s Chicago. Xavier (Bow Wow, LIKE MIKE) and his wisecracking crew of friends rule the local roller skating rink, but when it closes their summer looks to be an empty one. Reluctantly, they head over to Sweetwater, the glitzy rink across town where the rich kids skate, and where the cocky Sweetness (Wesley Jonathan) presides over all as the unchallenged king of the floor. The boys are ridiculed upon their arrival, and soon vow revenge at the upcoming competition, for which they begin to hone their skills. Meanwhile, X deals with his troubles at home, as his mother has recently died and his dad, Curtis (Chi McBride, I, ROBOT), struggles to make ends meet. The two attempt to understand each others' grief, and help one another to move beyond it. X also makes the acquaintance of new kid Tori (Jurnee Smollett, COSBY), a gawky girl with braces and a sharp tongue, who tags along with the boys as an ugly duckling, later to emerge a swan. Tori's hot mom (Kellita Smith, KING'S RANSOM) attracts a great deal of attention on the block, notably from two quick-talking garbage men (Mike Epps and Charles Q. Murphy in a hilarious bit part), and X tries to navigate his budding relationship with the seemingly-unattainable Naomi (Meagan Good, D.E.B.S.). The roller disco mania is infectious, driven by a great soundtrack featuring artists both new and old. The story, too, hits all the right notes, by turns touching and hilarious, with the underdogs-make-good story avoiding the saccharine, and giving Bow Wow the chance to shine.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202017676
UPC 024543219897
UPC 14 00024543219897
Format DVD
Release Date 2/6/2007
Rating Rating
Actors
Name Bow Wow
Link Search Link
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Digital Surround, Previews, Inside Look, Featurette, Gag Reel, Music Video, Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer, English, Spanish Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Bow Wow / Brandon T. Jackson / Busisiwe Irvin / Charlie Murphy / Chi McBride / Jurnee Smollett / Kellita Smith / Khleo Thomas / Marcus Paulk / Meagan Good / Mike Epps / Nick Cannon / Wesley Jonathan
Composer Stanley Clarke
Director James Muro / Malcolm D. Lee
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Video Format DVD
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