1970s roller-skate jams fuel this coming-of-age comedy, as X and his friends, who rule their local rink, are shocked when their home base goes out of business. Heading over to the ... See full summary »
When the twins' mother is napping on the couch, the money in her bra is facing one way. When the scene goes to the twins and then back to the mom, the money changes positions. See more »
Why don't you cut across the middle and get your feet wet?
Why don't you go roll neck at somebody else and get up out mine's?
I'm just trying to help you out! Your takeoff is weak and you're starting to make Rashad look bad!
[frowns at her]
I don't like you. I really don't!
[points to the rink]
Uh-oh. And why don't you go catch up?
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I Ain't Heard of That
Written by Jay Z (as Shawn Carter), Chad Hugo, Slim Thug (as Stayve Thomas) and Pharrell Williams
Performed by Slim Thug featuring Pharrell Williams (as Pharrell) and Bun B
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Pharrell Williams appears courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Bun B appears courtesy of Rap-a-Lot Records See more »
What many people refuse to believe is the accuracy in socio-economic depictions of dramas and routines of young black teens that ATL brings to life in theaters. As I glance over the several reviews written by critics who seem rather shocked that skating is actually a hip-hop trend makes me even more convinced the world knows very little about what really goes on in the vines of trends and threads of hip-hop. (Skating has been "in" for a while now...anyways) ATL expressed reality artistically, which makes the movie more, in my opinion "fun." The movie scopes into the lives, gives reasons for deprivations and answers from where, what and why do people find a haven in where they "kick-it," and who they "kick it with" I think ATL is a good movie because what it really expressed to me is the strife to... just making it.
Heck, I never went skating, I mean, I'm not a very trendy or hip-hopish type of person to boot, wouldn't fit in. So the movie provides a perspective and although I may not be so into rap, the movie still gives a strong statement, so I like it. It motivates me, kind of like, Hustle and Flow.
Overall, ATL was a lot better than I expected, especially the acting, who knew Rapper T.I. can light up the screen.
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