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ATL (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2006 (USA)
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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Director:

Chris Robinson

Writers:

Tina Gordon (screenplay) (as Tina Gordon Chism), Antwone Fisher (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Andrews Greg Andrews ... Jay
Monica ... Waffle House Waitress
Brandon Bernard Benton Brandon Bernard Benton ... Student in Classroom
Adam Boyer ... Bartender
April Clark ... Tondie
Albert Daniels Albert Daniels ... Brooklyn
Steven R. Ewing Steven R. Ewing ... Fireman
Alvin Lee Fleming Alvin Lee Fleming ... Skateman
Big Gipp Big Gipp ... Famous Customer (as Cameron Gipp)
Bart Hansard Bart Hansard ... Deputy
T.I. ... Rashad (as Tip Harris)
Khadijah ... Veda
Malika ... Star
Bone Crusher ... Bone Crusher (as Wayne Hardnett)
Monique Harris Monique Harris ... Sexy Woman
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Storyline

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

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A New American Story


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, language, sexual material and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jellybeans See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,554,404, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$21,160,089, 21 May 2006
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was T.I.'s debut acting role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Rashad: [to his brother] You ain't gotta be a dope boy to have money.
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Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Written by Afrika Bambaataa, John Robie, Arthur Baker, LaTocha Scott,
LaKiesha Miles, Tamika Cottle and Temeka Scott
Performed by Xscape
Courtesy of Rockcity Worldwide Inc.
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Surprisingly strong film shows the flipside of the dirty dirty
27 March 2006 | by reelblackSee all my reviews

I just got back from an advance screening of ATL--the movie that cannot be marketed as a roller skating flick because Roll Bounce "didn't make money."

OK, so I guess that's a major spoiler in Warner Brother's eyes. But I think it's kinda cool to see a PG-13 movie set in current times that shows young men and women battling with the process of growing up. If you've seen lots of movies like me, you'll know where ATL borrows it's cues from--the friendships of Juice, the house party from House Party, the fat girl from Cooley High a dash of Purple Rain the broad tapestry of Last Picture Show or American Graffiti and the swagger of Saturday Night Fever. It also owes a lot to John Hughes' early work. That being said, director Chris Robinson, in his feature debut, delivers strong visuals and an excellent soundtrack/score that constantly reminds you that these are real places, people and problems. He gets excellent performances from his cast--a mix of veteran actors and musicians in their film debuts.

The big plot twist in the story (which I won't give away) raises a very interesting question that the movie with as broad a scope as ATL has no way to answer--do these young girls project a "grown-up" attitude because it's fashionable or is it the only way to find love and attention from these young boys who are, in their own way, desperately in search of their own manhood without the guidance of true role models? ATL tels a very familiar story but with interesting hues and nuances that defy the typical "hood" flick. I encourage you to check it out in theaters.


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