Set in Chicago, Illinois, Roll, Bounce occurs in 1978. It is the story of teenager and avid roller-skater, Xavier “X” Smith (Bow Wow), attempting to adjust to the trials that accompany the transition into young adulthood. Trying to assist X’s adjustment are his father, Curtis Smith (Chi McBride), and his childhood friend, Naomi Phillips (Meagan Good), on who he has a crush. However, his father has his own struggles, including rearing X and daughter, Sonya (Busisiwe Irvin) while still dealing with the death of his wife and children’s mother.
Article by Karen D. Brame
Karen D. Brame loves learning about the diverse aspects of Black culture. She is an alumna of University of Dayton; Phillips Academy, Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers; University of Michigan; Columbia University in the City of New York and Cornell University. Her favorite pastimes include reading, listening to music, viewing films, watching battle rap, completing Quizzles and playing Othello in the park.Contact Karen