• Raise Your Voice (2004)

Raise Your Voice

Release Date: October 8th, 2004

DVD Release Date: February 15th, 2005

PG |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

After her brother (Jason Ritter) dies in a car accident, Terri (Hilary Duff) wants to leave her small-town life to attend a performing arts school in Los Angeles, but her father (David Keith) forbids her from going. Under the auspices of visiting an aunt, Terri leaves for L.A., but now she has to prepare for the school's talent competition while also keeping her secret from her father. Meanwhile, Terri's singing partner, Jay (Oliver James), is harboring a secret crush.

Cast: Hilary Duff, Oliver James, David Keith, Rita Wilson, John Corbett, Jason Ritter, Dana Davis, Kat Dennings

Director: Sean McNamara

Genres: Drama

Production Co: ChickFlicks, Brookwell McNamara, Film Engine

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Small town, Growing up, 2000s, Rousing, Los Angeles, Love triangle, Rise, Friendship, Father, Love, Emotional, Competition, Brother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    What is unusual and exciting about the movie is the assemblage of raw talent in the cast. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Should attract Duff's core audience but not much more than that. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    As for Duff, she's bright-eyed and bubbly, though her singing talents are nowhere near as awesome as Raise Your Voice's who's-going-to-win-the-big-scholarship plotline requires. show more

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